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Devon Air Ambulance have released their mission statistics for 2021 and it was the busiest year ever.

Devon Air Ambulance wrote, "Throughout another challenging year for many public services and charities, the crew at Devon Air Ambulance has been tasked to attend over 1900 incidents across Devon and were also called to assist across our borders in neighbouring counties of Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and one mission to Hampshire.

Of those 1900 missions, 844 were to help patients with medical emergencies (those suffering with a medical condition) and 1050 were trauma-related incidents (accidents and injuries caused by slips, trips, falls, burns and road traffic collisions to name just a few)."

When we see Devon Air Ambulance working hand in hand with the NHS ambulance service it's easy to forget that it's a 100% independent service which is not funded by the government whatsoever. 

DAA stated; "It is important to remember that this service is not Government funded and although DAA works together with land ambulance crews at the scene, the charity is not part of the NHS. DAA is funded by the kind generosity of the people of Devon and their expert clinicians are tasked to incidents when an enhanced level of specialist care is required and when minutes really matter. This time-critical treatment would not otherwise be available to the patient until they reached a hospital emergency department". 

DAA is a vital life saving service in Devon. If you would like to make a donation to Devon Air ambulance you can do so here.

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