London’s Air Ambulance treated 42 patients in Redbridge last year

The London Air Ambulance has acquired a second helicopter Photo: John Le Ray

The London Air Ambulance has acquired a second helicopter Photo: John Le Ray - Credit: Archant

London’s Air Ambulance is appealing for donations after figures revealed it has treated 42 people in Redbridge last year.

The charity, which delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, released the figures to raise awareness of their 24/7 work.

The incidents responded to in Redbridge last year included one where a man suffered serious burns in a care home.

The charity treated a total of 1,826 patients last year and treats on average five people each day.

Last month, the charity successfully funded a second helicopter, but is appealing for more help, after revealing the cost of providing its services had increased to £6 million each year.

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Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London’s air ambulance, said: “The charity is here to serve everyone in London.

“While our statistics show that we were busier in some areas of the capital than others, trauma can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

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“Trauma doesn’t have a postcode and neither do we.

“By releasing these statistics we are hoping to raise awareness of that fact.”

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