Why are you launching an overnight service during a pandemic? Expand Planning and preparation for the introduction of a 24/7 service has taken several years. This has included the upgrading of aircraft and extensive night-flight training for our crews. While the pandemic has brought about challenges for charities, the introduction of an extended air ambulance service will help the NHS Wales frontline, and the people of Wales, during an extremely difficult period. Therefore, we believe it is right to introduce our overnight helicopter on 1 December as planned.