8th Dec, 2016

MP praises air fund-raisers

Rob George 12th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin has praised the efforts of the local air ambulance charity to raise extra funds to help it to offer improved cover to county people.

The MP recently supported the charity’s bid for £1million of funding from the LIBOR banking fines fund to help it improve its services. It raises £10 million a year to keep the service running.

Mrs Baldwin visited the Air Ambulance HQ in at Strensham service station to meet with the charity’s chief executive and to meet with local staff.

The Midlands Air Ambulance provides cover from three centres across the Midlands and helps get urgent cases to hospital in a matter of minutes.

“The Air Ambulance provides important critical cover for people involved in serious incidents,” she said.

“We are blessed with some beautiful rural countryside but this can be very difficult to navigate in times of emergency.

“Some of the most serious incidents are on our road network so it is comforting to know that using the air ambulance can carry patients to hospital in only a handful of minutes.

“It was useful to get a briefing from the charity’s chief executive and personally thank the staff responsible for providing this amazing service,” she added.