Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) is set to feature in a new observational documentary series, Air Ambulance ER, the first episode of which will air on Sky 1 on Tuesday 6 January at 9pm and repeated on Saturday 10 January at 10pm.
The six part, sixty minute series is a co-production between Tern TV, GroupM Entertainment and Sky 1 and will follow the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance helicopter emergency team from the moment they receive a call until they are on the ground, treating patients, sometimes in the most difficult to reach locations. Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) and Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) will also feature in the six part series, the first episode of which focuses on Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
This is not the first time that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been the subject of a TV documentary series. In 2013 the charity featured in Trauma: Level 1, a two part documentary series for ITV1.
‘Trauma: Level 1 gave the charity great exposure and Air Ambulance ER is another fantastic opportunity for us to get the word out about our life saving work’, commented Charity Manager Sherie Williams Ellen. ‘We had an excellent relationship with Tern TV and look forward to working with them again the future’.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance began operations on 1st July 2007 and every day the Air Ambulance crew provide an efficient, prompt response to road traffic collisions, serious medical conditions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The helicopter can be called out many times per day, and these missions are often life saving. From receiving a call, the helicopter can be airborne within four minutes and can reach anywhere in Hampshire within 15 minutes and the Isle of Wight within 20.
The charity receives no government, statutory or national lottery funding for operational purposes, and the charity is entirely dependent on gifts received from members of the public, companies and grant-making bodies to fund their work.