Posted: Tue 11th Jun 2019

Flintshire MP thanks ‘tireless work’ of the Wales Air Ambulance crews

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2019

A Flintshire MP has shown his support for Wales Air Ambulance crews and volunteers and their tireless work of North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

David Hanson – MP for Delyn – attended a drop-in event in Parliament to hear of their work and how they intend to deliver world-class emergency support to all. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the parliamentary event, Mr Hanson was told that between January to December 2018 there were 1,416 medical missions in Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Of these missions, 574 were cardiac arrests or heart-related problems and 293 were neurological conditions. 1,412 were trauma missions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

These included 502 road traffic collisions and 271 missions due to falls. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 North Wales accounted for 29% of all missions in Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The busiest day for the Wales Air Ambulance is a Friday at 3pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 In Flintshire there were 83 incidents that required the air ambulance helicopter and 8 where a car was used. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 David Hanson MP said:
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“We cannot understate the tireless work of the Wales Air Ambulance. In rural areas, like Flintshire, there are often times when a car or normal ambulance will not do, and a helicopter is needed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 “Without the skills and resources of our Air Ambulance crews we would be less safe. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Having the chance to meet with these dedicated people in Parliament is of the utmost importance. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

MPs need to ensure that the UK Government is held to account for its funding to the Welsh Government and charities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If they fail to invest in Wales, the UK Government fail to improve our health and wellbeing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 I want to thank each and every person who works for the Wales Air Ambulance service and I hope that they continue to receive the resources they need.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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