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Prince William Opens up about his Air Ambulance Experiences


Prince Williams is no stranger to opening up his feelings, on the right forums. This time around, he opened up about his experiences involving air ambulance services. He was previously part of East Anglian Air Ambulance. He was working as a pilot for this charity medical flight service until the summer of last year. Before that, he had served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. His experience had made him an ideal match for the job of a pilot at East Anglian Air Ambulance. At the time, Prince William, was donating his salary to a worthy cause.

He Appreciated How the Air Ambulance Company Handled Mental Health

The Prince was very appreciative of how East Anglia Air Ambulance and also the Royal Air Force took care of the mental health of its employees. He added that being in the midst of misery, especially when children are involved, can be hard. He was speaking at the ‘This Can Happen’ conference that was held recently in England. The aim of the entire conference was to draw attention towards mental health issues relating to the workplace. He opined that there is a need for a “compassionate working environment.”

Having His Own Children Changed his Perspective Towards Air Ambulance Patients

Prince William shared that it was very difficult for him mentally when small children had traumatic injuries that warranted air ambulance services. Being a father of three adorable children – Louis, Charlotte, and George – he could really relate to the families involved. The Prince had worked along with doctors and paramedic personnel as his air ambulance company provided emergency coverage to Suffolk, Norfolk, and Bedfordshire. In the night, he would be on call to cover Hertfordshire and Essex. Prince Williams is often seen to be very obliging when it comes to spreading awareness about mental health and cited his experience as an air ambulance pilot in these forums.

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