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23 DEC 21

Christmas at the airbase

While many of us are winding down for the festive period and looking forward to putting on our ‘out of office’ emails, there are many emergency services and care services that are going about their week as business as usual, working every day of the Christmas holidays to ensure the nation is kept safe, healthy and well looked after.

4 NOV 21

YAA Staff celebrate Diwali

According to the 2011 Census, Yorkshire is the most ethnically diverse region in England. Diwali, or Deepavali which is also known, is India's biggest and most important festival of the year, celebrated by millions of people worldwide, including thousands of people across Yorkshire.

30 SEP 21

The dangers of pointing lasers at helicopters

Over the last few months, we have noticed a rise in laser attacks towards not only our aircraft but many air ambulances across the country.

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16 AUG 21

How to stay safe this summer

Summertime is one of the busiest periods for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and with restrictions now lifted and many people discovering their newfound freedom, we’re expecting this year to be busier than ever before.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Doctor Neil Sambridge stood in front of a yellow YAA helicopter
14 JUN 21

Dr Neil Sambridge talks Analgesia and Sedation

Dr Neil Sambridge, who has worked as a doctor at Yorkshire Air Ambulance since 2016, talks us through analgesia and sedation and why we use it.

Members of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising team in from of their promotional vehicle
3 MAY 21

We’re on our way!

Regional Fundraising Manager – West & South, Jenny Jones talks about the training the fundraisers have undertaken ahead of the eagerly awaited first official outing of the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance Promotional Vehicles.

Zoom calls
26 MAR 21

You’re on mute!

South Yorkshire Community Fundraiser Laura Lawton discusses how the fundraising team have adapted to Zoom calls during the Pandemic.

This International Women’s Day we’ve caught up with 3 YAA Paramedics
5 MAR 21

Women on the frontline

This International Women’s Day we’ve caught up with Rachel Smith, Gemma Richmond and Georgina Godfrey, three YAA Paramedics to see what life is like working as a female Paramedic through the pandemic.

Community Fundraisers for YAA
22 FEB 21

Building bridges in the local community

Working at the heart of our communities: Angela Vyas, West Yorkshire Community Fundraiser speaks about her work for building bridges.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle with ambulances in the background
19 FEB 21

When would we dispatch our rapid response vehicles?

When dealing with the most serious major traumas in Yorkshire, time is of the essence and it is paramount that our Critical Care Team can reach our patients in the quickest way possible. Whilst our aircraft can travel up to 149mph and get to anywhere in Yorkshire within a 20-minute time frame, there are some instances where we are limited to, or it is more beneficial to take our rapid response vehicles.

Dr Tim Moll, one of our YAA consultants
9 OCT 20

Meet Dr Tim Moll

We caught up with Dr Tim Moll, one of our YAA consultants to learn about some of his incredible work outside of the Charity. When he's not working for us, Tim is not only a Consultant Anaesthetist at Sheffield Northern General Hospital, he also has an exciting and varied career at the side of some of the UK's fastest racetracks!

Helen Berriman YAA volunteer
15 SEP 20

Fundraising post lockdown

West Yorkshire Community Fundraiser Helen Berriman talks us through her thoughts of coming out of lockdown.

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