I attended a drop-in event in Parliament to show mysupport for the tireless work they undertake to keep us safe in North Wales. The event was a chance to hear of their work and how they intend to deliver world-class emergency support to all.
During the parliamentary event, I 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.
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.