Who are we?
Magpas Air Ambulance bring the very best pre-hospital emergency care, in the air or on land, including treatments usually only available in a hospital. Our service operates 24/7 and, on average, answers four calls for help a day treating around 900 patients in life-threatening emergencies every year.
We serve the communities of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and across the East of England and are dispatched by both the East of England and the East Midlands Ambulance Service Trusts – caring for a population of over 10 million.
The oldest emergency medical charity of its kind, since 1971 we’ve treated over 60,000 patients. Magpas Air Ambulance is not a state-funded service and relies on generous public donations to continue saving lives.
Magpas Air Ambulance was formed in 1971 by two doctors who wanted to do more for people involved in serious road traffic collisions. Their idea was to quickly bring doctors to the scene of an accident, giving patients a much better chance of survival and reducing the impact of their injuries – an idea that remains at the heart of our service today.
Now, the Magpas advanced medical team combines the skills of a senior doctor and critical care paramedic on every shift. All members of the team are specially trained, meaning they can support the ambulance service and provide patients in life-threatening emergencies with treatments and care that would otherwise only be available in hospital.
Magpas Air Ambulance has been instrumental in developing Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical (PHEM) training and standards across the country and continues to lead the way and promote best practice today.
To save lives and limit disability by taking enhanced emergency care to patients in their moment of need
Deliver the best pre-hospital emergency care to our patients
We are caring, pioneering, dedicated and proud