Herald - Issue 406

v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 13th May 2021 • The HERALD • Page 3 THE FRAME SHOP 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe SO45 6AN Tel: 023 8084 4741 PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING ESTABLISHED 1987 Mirrors Made to Order MEETING ALL YOUR GLASS AND MIRROR NEEDS • Glass cut to size • Mirrors made to measure • Broken glass repaired • Misted up or broken double-glazed units replaced • Glass table tops • Heat-resistant glass for woodburners 75 Rumbridge Street, Totton Tel: (023) 8086 3074 TOTTON GLASS Air Ambulance Complete 10,000 Missions Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has completed its 10,000th mission by helicopter. e milestone mission took place on 19th April, when Doctor Fran Dolman, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Specialist Paramedic Mike Funge, HEMS Paramedic Nigel Harley, and Captain Dave Nicholls were called to Ringwood, Hampshire, to provide critical care to a young male following a road tra c collision. Following treatment at the scene, the patient was conveyed to University Hospital Southampton by colleagues at South Central Ambulance Service. Acting Chief Executive, Sherie Williams Ellen, said: “10,000 missions by air is an incredible landmark, and being a lifeline to so many people is something we take great pride in. However, I am acutely aware that we are only called out to the most seriously ill and injured people in our community, so for many of those patients it will have been the toughest day of their life.” She added: “Thanks to the specialist skills, quick response and professionalism of our clinicians, we’ve given many of our patients the very best chance of survival. Children still have their parents; husbands, wives and partners remain side-by-side; friends and loved ones can continue to be there for one another, which is why we do what we do. Integral to all of this are our dedicated donors and supporters. Their commitment, passion and love for the Charity enable us to respond to so many people in their hour of need.” e life-saving Charity is calling for supporters to donate via its website at: www.hiowaa.org/donate to ensure it can respond to the next 10,000 critically ill and injured patients. £10 could buy 100 metres of suction tubing, £50 could buy 12 Precise skin staplers or £50 could buy 30 ECG Electrodes, £151.42 could buy 60 FFP3 face masks. e Critical Care Teams consist of HEMS doctors, specialist paramedics and highly skilled HEMS pilots. ey provide advanced critical care including amputations, sedations, blood transfusions and can anaesthetise patients and put them onto a ventilator. e most common incidents last year included cardiac arrests, road tra c collisions and medical incidents, such as strokes. e Air Ambulance can land in an area the size of a tennis court and can be anywhere in Hampshire within 15 minutes and the Isle of Wight in 20 minutes. anks to Fenn Night Vision Goggles, the Charity started ying night missions in 2016. e Charity also attends life-saving missions in its Critical Care Team Vehicles which along with the helicopter carry the same equipment you would expect to nd in a hospital emergency department. e Charity responds to emergency call-outs seven days a week, 19 hours a day with the Critical Care Teams on hand for the 1.5 million people who live in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It costs the Charity £15,000 a day to maintain the service. For more information or to donate visit: www.hiowaa. org/donate Pictured left to right: Captain Dave Nicholls, Dr Fran Dolman, HEMS Specialist Paramedic Mike Funge