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Activations and Costs

Magpas has attended over 60,000 patients since we were founded in 1971.

It currently costs £2,500,000 per year to provide this lifesaving service, all funded through public donations. Magpas Helimedix consist of over 50 medical professionals, who provide over £3.5million worth of front line emergency medical cover to the East of England, through a combination of volunteer, Military and NHS funded doctors and paramedics.

Activations by area

Activations by areaMagpas Helimedix is the original Air Ambulance for Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough and Ely. We do however continue to provide our lifesaving doctors and paramedics to all counties in the East of England, when they are required and called upon by the East of England Ambulance Service.

Mobilised to over 1,139 incidents since January 2011.

The East of England has a population of over 5.8 million and Magpas is on hand for anyone who is seriously injured or in need of our expert medical care.

Mobilisation by Transport type

The Strategic Health Authority and key partners across the region recognise the importance of the Magpas Helimedix service which operates from RAF Wyton in Huntingdonshire. It is of course not by chance that Magpas is positioned at this central location. From our base in Huntingdonshire we are able to respond rapidly to any medical emergency in the region.

By road we can respond in our emergency response vehicle to anywhere in Cambridgeshire within 30minutes!

By helicopter we can fly to patients in the East of England and beyond. When patients are critically injured and trapped these fast helicopter response times can make all the difference.

Magpas Helimedix was the first Care Quality Commission Registered provider of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine to respond at night with doctors in the UK something we are immensely proud of.

Mobilisation by Transport typeOur volunteer medics will be here on call night and day, as we have been for the past 40 years, caring for those whose lives are in danger following a severe medical emerency. We are proud to offer this service.

Magpas produces a range of comprehensive governance reports to the highest possible standard. We provide these reports to all of our partners.

Incredibly Magpas continue to provide all of the above on a charitable basis; this is why we need your help.

Magpas is an incredibly lean organisation; in fact it only costs around £2,500,000 per year to provide all of this lifesaving treatment. This is where you can help! If you can please make a donation, every pound that you do donate will enable us to keep your Helimedix teams flying and driving to people in real need of our help. Donate now.

A copy of our annual accounts and Trustees Report is available in PDF click here.

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Magpas Helimedix Team

Discover Magpas

Find out more about how The Emergency Medical Charity started and how this crucial service has evolved.


Our Helimedix

Our Air Ambulance Team

The Magpas Air Ambulance team are specialist doctors and paramedics who provide enhanced care at serious emergency medical incidents.



Have Fun Fundraising

We rely on the generous donations of our benefactors and the wonderful support of our fundraisers.



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We Save Lives

Our Doctor and Paramedic team
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Charity HQ open

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekend: Closed

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Registered Charity No. 1119279

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Our Office Locations

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    Charity HQ

    Centenary House
    Cambs, PE29 3PE
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    Air Base

    Wyton Airfield
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