Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Green light for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance’s new HQ

Planning permission has been granted by North Kesteven District Council for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance’s new headquarters adjacent to RAF Waddington.

The new HQ will see charity staff, crew and helicopter all based under one roof. The facility will include a helicopter take-off and landing pad for both day and night operations as it moves to full 24/7 coverage early next year.

As well as boasting its own purpose-built hangar with space to enable on-site engineering, the new base will also house the charity’s Critical Care Car with direct access onto the road network for faster response time.

Enhanced crew training facilities will also be available at the new base, which will help clinicians to develop their skills further and prepare for the incidents they respond to.

To support the funding of the new base, the charity recently received an award of £1.82 million from the Department of Health and Social Care.

“This brand-new headquarters for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is something that the Charity has envisaged for quite some time, so we’re delighted to have been given the go ahead for this wonderful project,” said charity CEO Karen Jobling.

“Our new base will give us security of tenure, as well as the space and facility to further develop our life-saving service. As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year, it’s fitting that we are laying the foundations for the next 25 years to ensure we can continue to provide pre-hospital critical care to our patients.”

Construction will begin early next year and is due for completion in the winter of 2020.

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