Surrey was one of only a few counties in the UK that did not have its own dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service - HEMS, but this all changed in June 2007!
The Surrey Air Ambulance Appeal was launched in June 2005 by former High Sheriff of Surrey Penelope Keith CBE. The appeal target was set at a quarter of a million pounds.
The helicopter was launched by a host of celebrities including Penelope Keith and Bernard Cribbins on June 8th 2007.
Responding swiftly to 999 calls, air ambulances are able to deliver a medical crew to the scene of an accident or medical emergency and to transport patients to the nearest major hospital or specialist unit, in a fraction of the time taken by a land ambulance. Surrey has a complete HEMS Service (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), and employ's the highest possible clinical standards in pre hospital care.
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