Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland AA
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
has been circling the skies of the East Midlands since 2008,
keeping people safe and helping to save lives every single day of
As a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), we attend many
different incidents including road traffic collisions, horse riding
accidents, sporting injuries and medical emergencies such as
cardiac arrests - to name but a few!
Our dedicated paramedics, doctors and pilots work together to
provide advanced clinical care to patients at the scene of the
accident, before flying them to the most suitable hospital.
The speed of the helicopter means we can fly our patients to the
hospital best equipped to treat their injuries, rather than to the
nearest hospital which may not have specialist treatment
Flying out of East Midlands Airport we attend an average of
three rescue missions every single day with the capability to
attend even more should the need arise - and it often does,
sometimes we end up flying back to back missions (no time for
Each rescue mission costs an average of £1,700 so we have a team
of dedicated fundraisers working hard across the counties to ensure
that our helicopter remains in the sky.
Read about our recent rescue
missions and find out all about the community fundraising
events happening near you.