Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)

At a recent Club meeting, Ally Ballingall volunteer worker for the Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, delivered a most interesting talk.

WHIRLEYBIRDS ARE GO:

At a recent Club meeting, Ally Ballingall volunteer worker for the Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, delivered a most interesting talk. He spoke about his involvement with SCAA and how the air ambulance had proved to be vital in emergency situations.

His presentation highlighted various cases where road and sea links were horrendously slow and where the helicopter could be deployed and swiftly bring relief to an emergency.

This was eminently  illustrated when he learned that during his talk to the Rotary club the SCAA helicopter had been sent to Arran to transfer a patient that had suffered a heart attack to the Golden Jubilee hospital in Clydebank. The crew was then immediately directed to Portree to bring a casualty to a hospital in Glasgow.

WHAT DOES SCAA DO?

THE SCAA STORY

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) saves and improves lives across Scotland every day. 

SCAA currently operates one helicopter, an EC135-T2i, and one rapid response vehicle - taking expert paramedic care to the scene of time-critical emergencies, whether it be on a road, in a field or at someone’s home.  SCAA then transports patients to specialist hospitals to receive the most appropriate advanced care.

SCAA makes a difference - a patient’s chance of survival and full recovery are greatly increased if they receive the right medical care within the first hour of injury or illness.  The fast response of SCAA and its ability to reach Scotland’s most remote and rural areas saves vital minutes when every second really does count.

Based as Perth Airport, SCAA can be airborne within five minutes of receiving an emergency call and can reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes.

Working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), SCAA is an integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, responding to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles. 

As Scotland’s only charity air ambulance, SCAA is funded by the people of Scotland, primarily through donations, fundraising, events and our life-saving lottery.

To read more about SCAA please follow link below:

https://www.scaa.org.uk

A.Mc./A.S. 03-08-2018