Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Who we are
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance receives no direct Government or National Lottery funding and relies on the public for support.
We operate a AW169 helicopter from our airbase at Henstridge on the Dorset/Somerset border. From there, we can be at any point in the two counties within 19 minutes. More importantly, the helicopter can then take a patient to any one of the Major Trauma Centres in the south west within a further 20 minutes.
Our operational costs are over £5 million a year and the approximate cost per mission is £3,000.
For more information, please visit www.dsairambulance.org.uk