When someone’s life is on the line, time is of the essence and they need expert help fast. That’s where Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) comes in.
GWAAC provides the critical care and air ambulance service across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Their team of specialist doctors and paramedics bring hospital level emergency care to the patient at speed, saving valuable time and giving the patient the best possible chance of a positive outcome.
ZULUDIVER understands the importance of charities such as GWAAC, one of our own even owes their life to this worthy cause.
Whether its a daily tragedy or an adventure gone wrong, the men and women of this organisation are on hand to fly in and save the day.
From those who suffer a cardiac arrest, to trauma related incidents such as road traffic collisions, falls and sporting incidents, GWAAC’s crew remain right here and ready to respond to people in urgent need, people like Robin.
On Valentine’s Day last year, Robin was involved in a high-speed cycling accident in the Forest of Dean’s mountain bike trails. Breaking four ribs on impact, suffering a punctured lung and a burst femoral artery - Robin was losing a lot of blood and was in a critical state.
GWAAC’s crew arrived on scene, bringing the medical and surgical treatment Robin needed directly to his side. With two Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care and a Critical Care Doctor now on site, Robin received lifesaving care on scene, before being airlifted to Southmead Hospital’s major trauma centre where he underwent emergency surgery.
GWAAC’s crew receive over five call-outs a day on average, with 2019 being their busiest year to date, with over 2,000 call-outs across the region. Despite this need for the service, GWAAC is charity funded and relies on the support of the communities it serves to remain ready to respond. The charity needs to raise over £4 million a year to remain operational, providing their lifesaving care 365 days a year.
ZULUDIVER are delighted to announce we will shortly be launching a new limited edition charity NATO watch strap. This striking design incorporates the Great Western Air Ambulance colours and a donation will be made for every strap sold.
Join us in thanking and supporting this organisation and help us ensure this vital service is there for those that need it in the future.