Smart Support of Air Ambulance
We’re proud to announce our support of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS Air Ambulance).
KSS Air Ambulance is a charitable trust providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance Service across the South East of England. Since 1989 they have attended over 25,000 incidents, responding to medical emergency calls across the three counties in less than 25 minutes flying time. Their medical crews provide highly specialist medical care at the scene of serious incidents. When necessary they can anaesthetise, perform surgery and give blood transfusions.
Following treatment at the scene they can then airlift patients directly to the most appropiate hospital that can care for them going forward.
“The KSS Air Ambulance is such a worthwhile cause; one close to many of us here at Smart. They offer an unrivalled facility and service in the area; bringing a virtual A&E department to the scene of serious incidents” says our Managing Director, Mark Hawkins.
“Their response during the Shoreham Airshow tragedy in 2015 was witnessed by Smart Aviation staff, who suggested we should do something to help maintain the amazing service they provide. It was a very easy decision to make.”
Smart Aviation sponsored the KSS Air Ambulance finishing tent at the Brighton Marathon on 17th April 2016 and will be taking part in fund raising activities throughout the year on their behalf. Congratulations to the 150 KSS marathon runners, including their team of Air Ambulance crew, pictured here. Well done all!