A TOTAL of 54 critically-injured patients treated in Ealing and 35 in Hillingdon were treated by London Air Ambulance last year.

In total, across London 1,494 people were treated by a senior doctor and paramedic team at the roadside in 2020.

The figures have been released to thank people for keeping the service operational day and night during the pandemic and to ask Londoners to continue supporting the charity as it faces a £6m  shortfall in the next five years.

Dr Tom Hurst, its medical director, said; “Medical, aviation and operational crew all worked extra shifts to keep the service running.  Many were also helping with the frontline Covid response. 

“Thanks to them when London called, we were able to answer.”

The service involves an advanced trauma team, made up of a doctor and paramedic, to bring the hospital to the scene via helicopter or rapid response car.

They can reach anywhere in London in under 11 minutes.