Fane Valley supports Air Ambulance NI

The charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides emergency medical helicopter service for Northern Ireland. The service provides emergency medical assistance throughout the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours a day. It can reach anywhere in Northern Ireland in about twenty-five minutes.

Patrick Savage, President of Fane Valley Cooperative Society, said: “The Board of Directors and shareholders of Fane Valley are delighted to be able to support Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. We see the life-saving intervention and medical services provided by this charity on a daily basis and have heard about the effectiveness of treatments provided in “hard to reach” agricultural areas where rapid action has made such a difference. We cannot thank the healthcare professionals and pilots enough for their unwavering commitment to the rural community. “

John Best, Vice President of the Fane Valley Cooperative Society, added: “We are all extremely indebted to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and its medical team for the many lives saved across the province. This hero service is a lifeline for emergency medical assistance and the Fane Valley Board of Directors felt it was important to help support Air Ambulance and to show our appreciation for their professionalism and their tireless efforts.

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance NI, said: “It is great that Fane Valley is taking the initiative to recognize the value of the service provided by the air ambulance every day. The medical team assist the most seriously ill and injured people in NI every day, and for many, this can mean the difference between life and death. Interventions offered include induction of coma, administration of blood, advanced pain relief, and even amputation.

“We work in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, which is responsible for clinical governance and provides the medical team, equipment and medication, with the charity responsible for helicopter operations, airbase and charity governance requiring £ 5,500 per day in fundraising.

“We are very grateful for this tremendous donation from the Fane Valley Cooperative Society which will provide hope and save lives, brains and limbs for many future patients.”

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