When every second counts, getting the specialist skills of our Critical Care Doctors and Paramedics to scene is paramount. Devon's two emergency helicopters enable us to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be.
We also have two Critical Care Cars which operate when poor weather or essential maintenance prevents the aircraft from flying. These two emergency vehicles are adapted to contain all of the same life-saving equipment as you would find on board our air ambulance and enable advanced critical care to arrive quickly by road.
Devon is a huge county with two epic coastlines, hundreds of villages and acres of rural wilderness. But Devon’s geography can make getting the right emergency treatment to patients complicated. Sometimes people in need of urgent medical support cannot be reached by road so easily. At other times it would simply take too long to reach a patient by a land ambulance.
Sometimes our paramedics or doctor might be delivered to scene and then travel with a patient to hospital by land ambulance. Where the best hospital for a patient's needs is not the nearest one, our helicopters can get them to the right care in far less time.
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A medical or trauma incident can present a challenging situation for those who provide help to the patient before we get there. If you've been a 'Good Samaritan' at an incident we have attended, you too can receive support.
Find out about the medical kit and equipment our crew carries on a typical mission, the cost of which is met thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters.
Discover details of incidents Devon Air Ambulance has attended for every quarter.
We're delighted to be working with communities throughout Devon to establish a network of landing sites to support our night flying operations.
Some interesting stats about our helicopters from last year (2021).
Review our 2021 Missions statistics