In 2007 they extended their service to operate a second helicopter, Anglia Two, which serves Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Anglia One now focuses on covering Norfolk and Suffolk. The EAAA works with a range of organisations in operating its service including the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and other clinical charities.The EAAA is especially needed here in East Anglia as the region covers a vast area, much of it rural. With more than 5,000 sq miles, or 11% of the total area of England, it contains some of its most isolated terrain making it sometimes difficult for land ambulances to reach the scene of accidents and emergencies quickly.
Anglia One and Anglia Two are subjected to different pressures: Norfolk and Suffolk are more rural and in the summer months with the influx of tourists the population increases by 2-3 million placing enormous pressure on their roads and infrastructure.Their service has developed at a rapid rate, so to reflect the changing environment and continue to provide the highest standards in medical provision their clinical crew are more highly skilled in order to be part of the ambulance team. This enables treatment to be given at the scene so patients benefit from on-scene stabilisation which saves more lives and spares thousands from serious long term injury.
For more information, please visit http://www.angliaone.org.uk