Thames Valley Air Ambulance provide emergency medical services by air and land to patients within the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Our paramedics, doctors and pilots are highly trained and ready for any eventuality. We work together as a team, giving you the best chance when the worst happens.
Skills and Expertise
Unlike a regular ambulance, our helicopter and critical care response vehicles carry a doctor as well as paramedics. With a doctor onboard, we can bring the skills and expertise of a hospital to the scene of an emergency.
Our paramedics, doctors and pilots work together with the other emergency services to deliver the best care for patients. They can perform critical medical procedures before getting the patient to hospital, relieving pain, straightening broken limbs and delivering emergency anaesthesia.
Our crews aim to be the best they can be, continually training and developing. Each crew member goes through realistic practice scenarios, so they’re ready for any eventuality.
Minutes matter when it comes to major trauma incidents. We can fly anywhere in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire within 15 minutes.
From our base at RAF Benson in South Oxfordshire, our helicopter can quickly be dispatched to incidents across the Thames Valley.
Our critical care response vehicles reach areas that may be more difficult to get to by helicopter, such as towns and cities.
Our learning, decision making and investments are built on evidence and research. We continually innovate to bring new technologies and medical interventions to our patients.
We were the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) unit in the country to use plasma on board for critically injured trauma patients. And among the first HEMS services to carry blood on board and use an ultrasound machine pre-hospital.
We receive no government or lottery funding, meaning without you, we couldn’t help. Our amazing supporters’ generosity keeps us at the frontline of saving lives and will enable us to be there for the whole community long into the future.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Tel: 0300 999 0135