The Devon Air Ambulance Trust
Working in the Emergency Department, we know only too well that in a life-threatening situation, every second counts. The Devon Air Ambulance Trust provides a helicopter emergency medical service for the most severely injured or unwell patients in Devon. Last year, the Air Ambulance helped over 1000 patients.
RNLI Lifeboats provide a 24/7 search and rescue service to protect the coastline. In Devon the coast plays an integral part in our daily lives - as a place of work, leisure or training(!). However, the sea can change in an instant and when that happens, it is volunteers who are there to save the day. There are on average 26 launches a day, assisting over 8000 people a year.
The RD&E Charity
The RD&E Charity provides services to thousands of patients every year that the NHS is unable to offer. This includes over 120 different funds supporting individual wards, departments or patient groups. We see first hand the benefits that this holistic charity has for our patients.