Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a registered charity that provides an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire and surrounding areas.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the service operational, that's just over £10,000 a day.
The lifesaving service began operating in 1990 and is based at its own airbase in Semington, near Melksham. From the airbase, the charity's helicopter can fly to anywhere within the county in 11 minutes.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance's paramedics are trained in critical care skills and, together with specialist medical equipment, deliver gold standard medical care to patients.