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Eurocoper 135

The Service

The red and yellow liveried EC135 helicopter is based at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire.

It carries a full range of life saving medical equipment and two fully qualified paramedics, who are supported on a regular basis by a small team of dedicated Doctors.

The helicopter is operated in daylight hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The EC135 helicopter has the benefit of having an additional seat to carry a carer or parent, so important if the patient is a sick or injured child.

It can transport one patient with the ability to treat and care in the air, and has the provision for two stretchers in the case of an extreme medical emergency situation.

Our Patch where we operate

TVACAA operates across the three counties, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but there are no boundaries and we are frequently called out to attend emergencies in neighbouring counties when required.

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour is a term often used in emergency medicine to denote that vital period immediately after an accident or the onset of acute illness.

Patient survival rates are improved if treatment is provided within this Golden Hour and the Air Ambulance has the ability to provide the speed and treatment that can make all the difference.

  • Speed we can fly at speeds of up to 150 mph
  • Access we can reach and land in remote areas with dificult access - such as farmland and golf courses
  • Distance we can reach our outer most borders within 15 minutes, faster than any conventional land ambulance, often flying over traffic jams and traffic congestion
  • A&E we can get patients to the most appropriate Accident & Emergency or specialist treatment department