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The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies.
 
We operate 24 hours a day, ensuring we can be there for the most critically ill and injured people in the region.
 
When necessary, our medical crews can provide highly specialist care at the scene; they are able to anaesthetise, perform surgery and give blood transfusions to patients. Following treatment, they can airlift patients directly to the hospital that can best care for them going forward. Around half of the patients they treat are taken to regional major trauma centres, ensuring they can get the care they urgently need without delay.
 
We operate two aircraft – one from our Marden base in daylight hours, and the other from our Redhill base 24 hours a day. This means that no matter where you are in Kent, Surrey or Sussex, you are never more than 20 minutes away from the life-saving care that only we can bring directly to your side.
 
As a charity, we rely almost entirely on donations and fundraising, and without this kind support, we simply could not continue our life-saving work.



Mission Statement

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity dating back to 1989 and exists to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance service for the benefit of the community.

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