The Children's Air Ambulance



About Us

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children by flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care, such as Bristol Children’s Hospital. The clinically designed helicopter provides a flying intensive care unit for babies and children and the charity recently introduced three brand new state-of-the-art incubators.
We work with 11 NHS paediatric retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment on board to safely transfer their patients from one hospital to another. If a child is too sick to fly, then the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team directly to them.
Each mission costs £3600, we receive no government funding; we rely solely on the generosity of the general public, community groups, events and businesses to keep us in the air and flying to save lives.