Pride of place on the nose of this Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust helicopter is the Lion's logo, recognising the donations from Lion's supporters in our area.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust
The air ambulance service operates, weather permitting, 365 days a year out of Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey. This great charity effectively brings the emergency department to the patient and then takes them quickly and directly by land or air to the most appropriate hospital best able to treat their injuries.
Recent investment in new equipment and infrastructure has allowed operations to become available during the hours of darkness as well as during daytime. The helicopters also now carry blood, allowing vital transfusions to be given as early as possible.
Saving lives for 25 years
Each aircraft carries one Doctor and one Paramedic
Average speed of up to 150mph
Can reach anywhere in the region in under 20 minutes flying time
Supports a resident population of 4.5 million people
Over 2,000 emergency calls a year