Not being pedantic, but I don’t see any government or NHS funding there. The paramedics used to be employed and paid by the NHS so it could be argued that was NHS funding, but they are now employees of the air ambulance organisation.
I thought the crews were NHS but I was trying to point fun at the Kent police.Not being pedantic, but I don’t see any government or NHS funding there. The paramedics used to be employed and paid by the NHS so it could be argued that was NHS funding, but they are now employees of the air ambulance organisation.
Not too sure about all the ins and outs of funding but I’m a pilot, not an accountant.
(BTW, I did like your ‘smart arse’ comment. I’ve had dealings with some very thick coppers over the years.)
Some air ambulance operations continue to use NHS paramedics and doctors but Kent, Sussex and Surrey (KSS) Air Ambulance decided to employ paramedics direct rather than have them seconded from the local ambulance service.I thought the crews were NHS [snip]
You were cordially invited to give all the nurses a clap.I had the misfortune to be in checkout queue on Sunday when "Clap for NHS" announced over PA
I did not clap. The ordered to staff and gullible seals did - didn't see any enthusiasm
It was pre-organised, all staff were at end of aisles and some woman filming - I stared straight at her with hands down
I am not a number....
You’ll laugh or not ....near decade ago I was conversing with a fundraiser for our local east Anglia Air Ambulance was in transition due to collapse of Norwich based Sterling Aviation went belly up. Sterling supplied the then two Eurocopter BK117 between bases at Norwich and RAF Wyton.Not all helimed are charity
"The Air Ambulance fleet comprises two helicopters and two fixed wing planes which are fully funded by the NHS."Information about the role of the Air Ambulancewww.scottishambulance.com
And as it also seems important on this thread, they're yellow
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She flew over my gaffe a couple of times yesterday afternoon - we're close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUS). Too far away to be able to read any writing under the wings though.Anyhow today, me and couple of buddies wandered to Duxford to catch Aircraft Restoration recon Spitfire PR9 with THAnKYOU NHS for the second time so here my photos .