Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance now has a 24 service to help save more lives

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The life-saving medics of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance are now operating a full 24-hour service, expanding the help they can give patients in their greatest hour of need.

The charity has been gradually increasing its operational hours to provide a 24-hour service, seven days a week, which will enable the clinical crew on board the helicopter, or in the critical care car, to give more people than ever the best chance of survival.

Since its official launch the critical care team has responded to several incidents at night, including two road traffic collisions and three cardiac arrests.

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Dr Cosmo Scurr has been on a number of recent night shifts. He said: “It is truly humbling to be part of a service that is striving to provide a 24-hour pre-hospital critical care across some of the largest rural areas of the UK.

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“Working towards providing a full 24/7 operation means that we are able help so many more people who are suffering from some of the most serious illnesses and injuries. During this time, we’re able to ensure that these patients are able to receive the help that they so desperately need as quickly as possible.

“We can only continue to work towards providing a full 24-hour service, seven days a week, with the generous support from the communities across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Without their help, we simply would not be able to provide this level of care in what is often the worst day of a patient’s life.”

Karen Jobling, chief executive officer at the air mbulance, said: “This is a very exciting yet challenging time for our charity.”