Our Impact - Community Air Ambulance
We serve a population of 1.5 million people, primarily in the Munster region and surrounding counties and have been tasked more than 1,300 times since we first launched in 2019. Each tasking costs an average of €3,500, all of which has to be raised or donated.
There were 490 taskings of our Air Ambulance during 2020 and 512
during 2021.

 

During 2021, we took delivery of a new helicopter which enables us
to fly further faster and bring hope to people in emergency and life-threatening situations.
Our new 109S helicopter can travel at a speed of 300kmph, is airborne in under four minutes and can reach any
location within a 25,000sq km area in under 30 minutes.
Our purpose is to Bring Hope when time is critical and our goal is
that every person in Ireland who needs it will have rapid access to an
Air Ambulance service, regardless of their location.

 

 

Amongst the other incidents responded to were;

 

  • Cardiac Arrests
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Falls From Heights
  • Farming Accidents
  • General Trauma
  • General Medical
  • Equestrian

To read about some of the lives we have impacted click here.

2021 so far…

We have already been tasked to 127 incidents across nine counties during the first three months of 2021. The figures represent a 21% increase compared to the same period last year when there were 105 call outs.

 

Figures show that March was the single busiest month since the start of the year, with the Air Ambulance being tasked a total of 47 times. There were 41 missions in February and 39 in January.

 

           32 hours flying time

            32 Cardiac Arrests.

Amongst the other incidents responded to were;

  • 18 road traffic collisions
  • 18 farming accidents
  • 15 general trauma calls
  • 15 general medical calls
  • 10 falls from heights
  • 4 equestrian incidents

The taskings have increased year-on-year for Q1 by more than 20% already this year and this shows that demand continues to grow for our Air Ambulance service in Ireland. The Air Ambulance is airborne in under four minutes of being tasked by the National Ambulance Service, and is thirty minutes away from most of the areas within its catchment. Ireland needs our service, and this service needs the continuing support of our community fundraisers and corporate supporters. This year will be a significant one for our organization as we grow and expand and continue to help those who need us.

 

To support us and help us to fly #FurtherFaster in 2021 click here.

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