The Genesis of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Service

From a Dream to a Reality

This book tells the tale of how a small group of like-minded individuals were persuaded by the author to agree create something that no other part of the National Health Service had ever achieved before – to introduce a novel new type of ‘flying’ ambulance.

It would carry skilled paramedics and their equipment to the distant corners of the county and revolutionised emergency pre-hospital care. The Cornwall Air Ambulance became the template for other regions of the UK to set up their own air ambulance units and today the nation has more than 30 in full-time operation. This book describes how the First Air Ambulance project emerged from an idea and became a reality.

A portion of the sale price of each book sold or downloaded (min one pound) will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

ISBN: 978-1-4834-7052-8 (e-format)

ISBN: 978-1-4834-7051-1 (Print)

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“I discovered this book after reading ‘For the Price of a Hat’ by the same author. As a retired Paramedic I found this true story fascinating and a testament to the author and his medical colleagues. To read how HEMS started in the UK and to look at how fundamental it has now become in Primary care, is a credit to Geoff and his efforts to ensure that the project kept pace. I have many friends who work as Critical Care Paramedic’s within HEMS in the West Country and will certainly be recommending it to them. Interesting reading for any emergency care worker or anyone intrigued to know how this essential medical resource came into being.”