Happy 25th birthday
Wednesday 8th January 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
“I would like to thank everyone involved in the vital work London’ s Air Ambulance has done over the last 25 years to help deliver life-saving treatment to thousands of people. It is a charity that has become very close to the hearts of all Londoners, as I am sure the many dedicated people who help to run the service to keep it operating will attest.”
Ed Mlliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party
"The London's Air Ambulance is a world-renowned service that has provided life-saving treatment to people across our nation's capital for 25 years. I'd like to send my heartfelt congratulations to the staff and supporters of the charity for reaching this significant milestone. It is important that we remember that its only through the generous support of the public that London's Air Ambulance is able to continue its vital work - therefore I would urge everyone to show their support for the charity in any way they can."
Mayor of London Boris Johnson
“This is a proud landmark for London’s Air Ambulance which provides an absolutely invaluable service to our capital. Hundreds of Londoners have their lives to thank for the crew’s speedy and efficient treatment. I urge people living in our city to support this vital cause so that they may continue to save lives for many years to come.”
Sadiq Khan, Labour MP for Tooting and Shadow Minister for London
"I would like to pass on my congratulations to London's Air Ambulance for playing such a vital role in saving the lives of people in London for the last 25 years. The charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary and, as Londoners, it is all our responsibility to ensure that we are able to celebrate the next 25 years of this world-leading service."
Ward Hamilton Patron, London’s Air Ambulance and Senior Vice President, Zoll Medical Corporation
“Dr Paul Zoll’s experiences while an Army physician removing shell fragments from the hearts of wounded soldiers in England during World War II sparked his research from which many of today’s cardiac care technologies like defibrillators, pacemakers and monitoring instruments have evolved. “London’s Air Ambulance has had a uniquely similar and distinguished history of innovation in trauma, cardiac care delivery and new techniques since it was established twenty five years ago. Zoll Medical, much like its founder, whose experiences in England were so important to his future contributions in medicine, is benefiting from its association with one of the world’s leading air ambulance operations and indeed the UK’s. “It is our privilege to learn from this association. We congratulate you on your 25 years of service to the citizens of London and the UK.”
Sir Stephen O’Brien Chairman, Barts Health NHS Trust
“On behalf of everyone at Barts Health I am delighted to congratulate London’s Air Ambulance on its 25 years of excellence. This ground-breaking service is an outstanding tribute to team endeavor and an unswerving dedication to the lives of all Londoners.”
Ann Radmore Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service
“London’s Air Ambulance has played a unique part in delivering an improved emergency response across the capital over the last 25 years. “Our staff work very closely with the air ambulance doctors to ensure those most in need receive very rapid life-saving treatment.”
Ron Dobson, London Fire Commissioner
“London’s Air Ambulance provides an invaluable service to those who require emergency care when it’s needed most. “Alongside firefighters and other emergency service workers, the air ambulance and its team of doctors, paramedics and other staff, provide vital care to those involved in accidents and fires. Their staff do a tremendous job and I would like to congratulate all on 25 years of saving lives and helping critically injured people across London.”
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
"The Metropolitan Police is proud to have worked with London’s Air Ambulance for the past 25 years. “This essential service provides not only lifesaving treatment to the people of London when they need it most but amazing support to all of their colleagues in the emergency services. “Congratulations on your success and good luck for your future. You make a real difference to people's lives."
Professor Hans Morten Lossius, Norwegian Air Ambulance
"London's Air Ambulance sets the standard of pre-hospital trauma care for the international air ambulance community. They gain life that couldn’t be rescued with any other system. "We are proud to be a partner and congratulate them on their 25th anniversary and look forward to working together for many more years to come."
Graham Hodgkin, Chief Executive Officer, London’s Air Ambulance
“Although I have only had the privilege of leading this world class service as CEO for one of our 25 years, I was struck immediately by the passion, commitment and ambition of everyone connected to London’s Air Ambulance. Whilst many of us perform a myriad of roles, within the charity or operationally, we are all united by a common desire to do the very best for our patients, and by an aspiration to excel at everything we do. 25 years of best-in-class service to the people of London has created a reputation for clinical excellence and governance and a compelling brand, renowned internationally. “Any leadership position comes with a sense of responsibility; to our patients, our legacy and our future, and I know each of us accepts that responsibility willingly, and is committed to deliver the next phase of our growth and development. As CEO, I am immensely proud to be custodian of the London’s Air Ambulance brand and I am convinced that we are set up to ensure sustainable success for another 25 years, and beyond.
Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director and Chair of the Trustees, London’s Air Ambulance
“I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of this amazing service for 20 of its 25 years. It has been a tough, but enjoyable, journey and it is thanks to people believing in our vision, to be the world’s most innovative and effective provider of advanced pre-hospital care, that we are now here celebrating our 25th anniversary. “It is that belief and passion from everyone coming through the service that continues to motivate me every day. We are now an organisation that is recognised as a global leader and one that our peers turn to for advice. The calibre of people that we attract from London and all over the world is astounding and it is an honour to work in such a team. Everyone has made an invaluable contribution to ensuring London’s Air Ambulance has delivered world-leading care to its patients for 25 years and I am unbelievably proud to have been part of it.”
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