Children's Wales Air Ambulance

It is our aim to serve the whole of Wales, including Wales' youngest patients.

The Children's Wales Air Ambulance is a specialist division of our charity, providing the expert care and transport required for paediatric and neonatal patients. Our fourth helicopter makes us the largest air ambulance in the UK and is used for providing a range of treatments for paediatric patients.

We help around 400 children and babies a year, either on emergency 999 missions or by using our dedicated transfer helicopter.

Shaylynn's life was turned upside down when the mum-to-be went into labour 13 weeks early. Baby Noah was born prematurely at the Special Care Baby Unit in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in 2016, where he urgently needed lifesaving treat­ment.

When doctors decided Noah was stable enough to be transferred to a baby unit near the family home in Carmarthen, they knew he faced a long and daunting trip by road.

Our Children's Wales Air Ambulance division was able to spare little Noah, weighing just 21b 12oz, the ordeal of a four-hour road journey. During a 49-minute flight between hospitals, Noah was kept warm and safe in our advanced, oxygenated flight incubator. 

Shaylynn said: "Everyone was amazing and made us feel really comfortable. The hospital and air ambulance teams worked closely together and knew exactly how to look after Noah. It was so reassuring to get him closer to home."