Nearly 200 people across seven west London boroughs have been treated in the first six months of the year by London's Air Ambulance.

The charity which helps saves lives has released statistics for the period between January 2016 and June 2016, as part of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW).

Of the 917 patients treated across London, 198 casualties (more than 20% of the total) were from Westminster; Hillingdon; Hounslow; Ealing; Harrow; Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.

Westminster , along with Lambeth borough, were the busiest areas in the capital with 64 patients treated in the first six months of the year.

The second highest number of casualties treated in west London were in Hillingdon where 38 patients required treatment from LAA, followed by 29 people in Ealing .

The borough with the fewest number of patients in need of air ambulance assistance were in Hounslow where there were 11 patients.

Infographic highlights LAA data for the first six months of 2016

Just last week, LAA were called to the scene of a stabbing in Heston where a man required surgery in hospital.

MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury said: “ If any resident in Brentford and Isleworth can spare time during National Air Ambulance Week I urge them to get involved and help the charity continue to provide an advanced trauma team for London.”

In other parts of west London, 20 patients were treated in Hammersmith and Fulham ; closely followed by Kensington and Chelsea where there were 19 patients; and Harrow with 17.

Volunteers have been spotted across busy London stations raising awareness of the charity and shaking buckets for donations.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging Londoners to donate to the charity which provides lifesaving support.

He said: “I urge Londoners to get involved, donate and support the doctors, paramedics, pilots and staff at the coalface of emergency care.”

Data from LAA also revealed on average each month a doctor and paramedic from the LAA perform 46 anaesthetics, eight open heart surgeries and eight blood transfusions on the roadside.

An infographic also shows a breakdown of the incidents LAA are sent to with road traffic collisions making up 32% of call-outs; stabbings and shootings 28% and falls 24%.

The remainder are to other incidents on the rail network; hangings and drownings which account for 16% of call-outs.


Number of patients treated by LAA

between Jan 2016 – June 2016







Hammersmith and Fulham


Kensington and Chelsea






Charles Newitt, Interim CEO of London’s Air Ambulance, said: “National Air Ambulance Week is the ideal time to release our new infographic with data from the first 6 months of this year.

"It serves to highlight the work that we do, all across London, all day, and all year.

"We want everyone in London to know that we are there for them, should they need our help and that as a charity we can’t operate without the donations of those that live and work in London.

During the week volunteers donning red LAA t-shirts will also be making collections at other stations including Earl's Court, Oxford Circus and Victoria.