Thames Valley Air Ambulance has unveiled its state-of-the-art training and operations facility in Buckinghamshire.

The facilities, which host state-of-the-art and bespoke areas, bring the crew and charity staff under one roof. 

The new location means that the Critical Care Response Vehicles fleet can now operate from Stokenchurch, closer to the M40 and ensuring quicker access to those needing their help, while their helicopter remains stationed at RAF Benson.

In the new operations area, amenities for the crew are provided such as a spacious kit room to repack after a callout and a wellbeing room for relaxation during downtime periods.

The renovated HQ for the first time includes a space dedicated to clinical education.

In here, critical care paramedics and doctors can train comprehensively for all potential scenarios and practice complex procedures under realistic conditions.

Amanda McLean, Chief Executive, said that since commencing their service in 1999, they have responded to nearly 35,000 calls for help.

She added: "We’ve also evolved as a service – growing our fleet to include five critical care response vehicles, becoming an independent healthcare provider, and taking our flight operations in-house."

She continued to mention the new phase for the charity that this expanded HQ has ushered in.

McLean also recalled how their journey to creating this new "dream space" could not have been possible without the support of their community and corporate partners.