Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment

air ambulance crew in the chopper

Supporters of the Air Ambulance can take part in the Virtual Quiz to help celebrate 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment to the most critically ill and severely injured patients

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Two RAF Chinooks on standby for Air Ambulance during Covid19 pandemic

ventilator being wheeled across the field from the Merlin to the Puma.

Use of the RAF Chinook helicopters - each able to carry up to two ventilated patients - will play an important role in helping to bring increased support to patients on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 11:49am

By Andrew Shelley with 6 readers' comments

Air Ambulance respond to 58% more incidents in 2019 than in previous year

air ambulance crew in action

The life-saving Charity ended the decade with their busiest year on record, having responded to a whopping 2,262 incidents in 2019

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 3:16pm

By Andrew Shelley

9,000th mission for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Crew on the 9,000th flight

Beginning operations in July 2007, the life-saving Charity has responded to 1,887 missions across the region so far this year

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 5:16pm

By Andrew Shelley

Don’t miss deadline for Dash in the Dark for Air Ambulance

dash in the dark

Midnight on Wednesday 18th September is the last chance for supporters to sign up online for the first ever Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) night-time 5km fun run; Dash in the Dark.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 10:29am

By Andrew Shelley

Hants and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance see 62% year-on-year increase in incidents

air ambulance crew holding thumbs up

For the first six months of 2019, the life-saving Charity was tasked to 1,075 incidents, compared to 662 missions for the same period in the previous year.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 8:26am

By Andrew Shelley

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12th birthday

air ambulance crew holding thumbs up

It's been a challenging and exciting year for HIOWAA as they continue to evolve their service. Happy Birthday to them on Monday!

Friday, 28th June, 2019 3:59pm

By Andrew Shelley

Forest Road collision: Official words from the emergency services about today’s incident

Yellow lilies

There’s been a lot of speculation about today’s Forest Road tragic accident. Here are the official words from the emergency services who took part.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019 7:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight pre-schoolers taken on the ‘Save Up to Suit Up’ challenge

Children and staff at the Isle of Wight pre-school have made a replica model of Helimed56 and have begun collecting their ten pence coins. Schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have raised over £5,000 for the Charity and there is still time to join in and support the life-saving service.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:35pm

By Gemma Brennan

Drop in number of Isle of Wight patients airlifted to mainland for emergency

Isle of Wight helipad

Compared to the year before the number of Isle of Wight patients being airlifted to the mainland for emergency hospital treatment has dropped significantly. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 3:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

New year, new crew for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

air ambulance crew

Meet the seven new trainee Critical Care paramedics joining the Charity Critical Care Team at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 9:03am

By Caroline Tyree

Air Ambulance asks children to ‘save up to suit up’

save up to suit up poster

The Save Up to Suit Up campaign will be launched on Monday 8th October and HIOWAA hopes to reach the £20,000 fundraising target by 31st March 2019.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 4:32pm

By Gemma Brennan