Flying to the aid of golf balls and chainsaw victims

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The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK having attended over 9,000 missions since it was launched in October 2003.

It has the ability to reach anywhere in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in under 20 minutes and serves a population of over a million people.

The team of pilot, paramedic and doctor bring life-saving support to all patients they are called out to.

Barbara Williams was enjoying a game of golf when a ball struck her on the head.

The air ambulance team were scrambled to attend and reached her in a few minutes.

They were able to deal with her at the scene and not have to take her to hospital.

After returning to base they were called right to the edge of their patch to an emergency on a farm.

Steve Beesley had had an accident with a chainsaw and the team were able to administer treatment to the wound quickly.

Paramedic Victoria Barrett says their involvement in treating patients is invaluable to those involved.

Note 16 February 2012: The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) was launched in December 2011 becoming the umbrella organisation for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and The Children’s Air Ambulance.