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

An amazing 8,000 missions completed for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Oliver Saddler - 8000th mission

Well done to everyone involved and to all those who fundraise and donate to help keep this vital service in the air.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 3:20pm

By Gemma Brennan

Two injured in light aircraft crash on Brading Marshes

Air Ambulance

The pilot and his passenger are reported as casualties in the crash and two Air Ambulances have been called to assist.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Charity fundraiser raises vital cash for St John

IoW Alan Titchmarsh May 2018

Around £6,000 was raised at this charity event with going cash going to Isle of Wight's the Order of St John, supporting recruitment and training needs of local St John Ambulance volunteers, as well as replacing the charity’s defibrillators.

Friday, 11th May, 2018 11:53am

By Kate Rutsch

TT racer, James Hillier, adds his support to Air Ambulance

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British motorcycle road racer James Hillier recently lent his time to champion the service of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 5:17pm

By Caroline Tyree

Travel arrangements for Isle of Wight organ transplant patients

Ambulance coming off the ferry

Good news for Isle of Wight organ transplant patients worried about receiving a call in the middle of the night. A senior renal nurse at Queen Alexandra hospital explains what happens.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Over £115,000 donated to Air Ambulance via Driver Awareness Training

HIOWAA driver awareness cheque

Driver awareness training in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has raised a whopping £115,000 for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 4:47pm

By Hampshire Constabulary