Wales Air Ambulance is among the shortlist to win the Charity Awards 2017. The air ambulance service made it to the shortlist because of its efforts in providing quick and advanced medical care to those in need. The Charity Awards made an announcement for their shortlist on 10 May.
About the Charity Awards
The Charity Awards is the longest-running and most renowned award in the charity industry. This year’s judges for the award are an independent panel comprising of leaders in the industry. These leaders have demonstrated outstanding practice in charity, which other organizations should be learning from.
Wales Air Ambulance Service is in line to receive the Charity Awards in the Healthcare and Medical Research category. It is also the only Wales-focused charity to have been shortlisted for the award. There are 10 categories overall. In addition to this, the event will give out the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Overall Award for Excellence.
The winners of the 10 categories and the recipients for the two other awards will be announced on 8 June at the Tower of London grounds. BBC presenter Louise Michin will host the event.
About Wales Air Ambulance Service
Back in 2015, Wales Air Ambulance partnered with NHS Wales to launch a Flying Medics program, securing critical care practitioners and consultants on board their aircraft. As a result of this project, the air ambulance has been able to provide patients with advanced medical treatments.
In the first year of launching this program, the air ambulance administered 150 emergency anesthetics and carried out 47 blood transfusions. Wales Air Ambulance has since been making progress with their in-flight medical service. They even equipped one of their helicopters with an advanced baby incubator to enhance their post-natal patient care.