Lucy Air Ambulance
Charity For February 2022
About Lucy Air Ambulance
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children (Lucy AAC) is a national charity that ensures babies and critically ill children can access specialist treatment and care, wherever they are in the UK. Often the only way these children can access this care is to travel between hospitals by aeroplane and we are the only air ambulance charity that provides this unique service. Our transfers provide lifechanging outcomes for the children we fly, including: children being discharged from long hospital stays, overcoming diseases like cancer, and receiving a diagnosis which enables families to gain new support from organisations that are disease/disability specific.
At Lucy Air Ambulance, they tend to see a spike in requests for their service whenever families travel around the country to see family or for staycations etc, so Christmas/New Year is always a busy and expensive time for their Charity. This means during these times the support tends to be lower due to fewer community and challenge events taking place.
The NHS has no budget for air transfers and so relies on Lucy Air Ambulance to provide their essential service at no cost. Due to current funding, they’re currently only able to transfer 2 out of every 4 children that need their service.