Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), based at EastM idlands Airport is a relatively new air ambulance service, taking over from County Air Ambulance on 1 April 2008.
This service has moved the emphasis away from simply transporting casualties to hospital, to getting senior doctors and consultants to the scene of incidents as quickly as possible. DLRAA conveys its patients to specialist hospitals that can help specific injuries, not just the nearest hospital.
DLRAA provides life saving treatment and medication on site and en-route to hospital. This is an invaluable service in cases where land ambulances are unable to access the scene or where transfer by land ambulance would be too slow or risk further injury to the patient.
DLRAA's primary response area is the 2,100 square miles of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. It will serve in excess of 1.4 million people.
We at Rutland Outdoor and Rutland Cycling feel that this is a very important service for most outdoor enthusiasts but also for anyone who could ever need the service, which is potentially any of us. Therefore we have donation boxes at all our stores and run yearly sponsors events for the DLRAA.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at the DLRAA on the link below.