About Us

GWAAC provide the critical care and air ambulance service for 2.1 million people across the counties of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and surrounding areas.
In 2018 the charity celebrates ten years since its first flight
The GWAAC critical care team consists of a highly trained and experienced Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor, who bring the skill and expertise of an Accident and Emergency Department to the patient.
In 2018 the Critical Care Team attended 1,887 jobs: by helicopter and by one of our critical care cars.
We need to raise over £3 million each year to stay operational, but receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery.


Press releases

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to receive one-off Government...

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) welcome today’s announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care that Air Ambulances UK are... read more

22.05.2020 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Royal Opening for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity's new base

Official Royal Opening of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s air base Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) were delighted to... read more

25.09.2019 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local air ambulance charity announces record number of jobs for 2018

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has announced that they attended a record number of incidents in 2018, making it their busiest year to... read more

15.01.2019 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local air ambulance seeks young patients to join Christmas Party

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) will be holding a special Christmas party this year for children who have been treated by their crew.... read more

29.11.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local air ambulance charity announces increasing number of jobs

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has announced that they have attended a record number of incidents in the first half of 2018. The... read more

28.08.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Bristol school raises funds for local charity

Local School of Christ the King Catholic Primary based in Bristol recently raised a fantastic £449.00 for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity... read more

08.08.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local lifesaving charity unveils reason behind Minerva Owls name

A local charity who provide the air ambulance and Critical Care service across Bath, have unveiled the significance behind their Owl’s name.... read more

08.08.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local air ambulance charity launches appeal to help buy new air base

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is appealing to the local community to help raise the vital funds needed to buy their new air base.... read more

09.07.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s Ride4GWAAC Sunday 15th July

Motorbikers are invited to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s (GWAAC) third Ride Out event, taking place next Sunday 15 th July. Families... read more

05.07.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Local charity’s doctors and paramedics offer motor bikers some road...

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s (GWAAC) Critical Care Team of specialist paramedics and doctors unfortunately attend to a great number of... read more

28.06.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Bristol Bears receive specialist CPR training from the GWAAC crew

On Wednesday June 20th, a team of orange-suited medics from the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) visited the Bristol Bears training... read more

21.06.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Meet the volunteer ‘Blood Bikes’ who deliver blood to local air...

Meet the team of bikers who voluntarily give up their free time to deliver lifesaving blood products to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity... read more

19.06.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Charity motorcycle ride out set to be bigger than ever

Summer has officially begun and that means that the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s Ride4GWAAC is just around the corner, on Sunday 15 th... read more

15.06.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

What should you do when you see a helicopter trying to land?

The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provides emergency care via helicopter and car to medical emergencies and traumatic injuries... read more

24.05.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Charity Announces New route for Annual Ride Out Event

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s (GWAAC's) Ride Out and Festival, Ride4GWAAC, is back with a new scenic route across Bristol and... read more

14.05.2018 • By Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

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