New air ambulance based at North Weald opened
Charity / Thu 21st Oct 2021 at 06:39am
THE air ambulance in Essex and Hertfordshire relaunched its North Weald Airbase at an official opening ceremony on Tuesday.
Maisie Moon, a patient who has been helped by The Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT), and the charity’s CEO Jane Gurney declared the new eco-friendly, state-of-the-art base open.
More than 100 people attended the ceremony from across the two counties.
ane said: “I am so proud to see our airbase open and fully operational.
“As well as providing improved facilities for the aircraft, vehicles and aircrew, this fantastic building now gives us security of tenure which will allow us to plan effectively for the future.”
The team said that the base will provide educational opportunities for visitors.
Neil Durge, EHAAT’s Medical Director, said: “Last year, we carried out nearly 2,400 missions.
“I’m delighted for the charity, our supporters, our clinicians, our patients, our staff and our volunteers as this new airbase will be central to how we deliver care.”
EHAAT is a charity, and the new base is largely funded through donations online: https://www.ehaat.org/donate-personal/