The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

New helimed service takes off


The countdown is now well and truly on to the launch of a new lifesaving service in the north-east.

The coronaviru­s crisis means that Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance will take to the skies from its Dyce base without the planned fanfare, but from Friday the aircraft’s operationa­l status will switch to live and it will be ready to go to the aid of casualties all over the region and the country.

Of course, Helimed 79 relies on the public to keep it operating – each call-out costs about £2,500 – so if you haven’t already contribute­d to the cause, now would be a great time to think about doing so.

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