Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance Charity is here for the people of London: delivering an advanced trauma team to the city’s most seriously injured patients.
Traumatic injury can happen to anyone, at any time. It is the biggest killer of people under 40. Using a helicopter during daylight hours, and rapid response cars at night, London’s Air Ambulance Charity brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical. They restart hearts, reinflate collapsed lungs and perform blood transfusions – all at the patient’s side. They have achieved many medical “firsts”, including the first survivor of open heart surgery at the roadside, and pioneered life-saving procedures that are now used around the world.
Since its inception 30 years ago, London’s Air Ambulance has treated 42,000 patients. It is a charity and relies on voluntary donations to continue its life-saving work, serving the 10 million people who live and work in London.
Before London’s Air Ambulance, seriously injured patients were dying unnecessarily because of the delay in receiving prompt and appropriate medical care. The doctor-on-board model for air ambulances, which they pioneered, aims for effective delivery of time critical interventions.
After a distinguished career in the City, Jonathan comes to London’s Air Ambulance from Social Investment Business, where he dealt with charity and social enterprise investment as the company’s CEO. He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, serving as trustee for a number of third sector organisations including Bright and Ethex.