Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operates and funds three air ambulance helicopters and three critical care cars covering six Midlands counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire.
Each year it costs between £11-12 million to maintain the three aircraft, three critical care cars and the provision of a lifesaving emergency service. Each air ambulance mission costs an average of £2,950. Each critical care car mission costs £288 on average. The charity does not receive funding from the Government or National Lottery for its daily missions so relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.
Since 1991, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has responded to more than 70,000 missions, making it one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK.
Each aircraft carries a crew comprising a pilot, two critical care paramedics (CCPs) or a CCP and a flight doctor, plus full life-support medical equipment. Three rapid response vehicles are deployed when the helicopters are unable to fly, due to bad weather, for example.
Registered Charity Number 1143118
Hawthorn House, Dudley Road,
Stourbridge, DY9 8BQ