Public Votes Win CAAT £3,000

Cornwall Air Ambulance has been awarded £3,000 from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund, thanks to public votes.

The money will contribute to the purchase of a 'ZOLL' - a combined patient monitor and defibrillator that will be used on every patient we treat.

The monitor checks a patient's vital signs, including blood oxygenation, blood pressure, heart rate and more.

This monitor will be used on every patient treated by Cornwall Air Ambulance paramedics - children and adults.

The defibrillator can be used on patients in cardiac arrests. Around one third of our rescue missions every year are to patients with cardiac emergencies.

Cornwall Air Ambulance won 56% of the vote in the local area, gaining the charity a £3,000 donation.

Head of Fundraising Susie Smith said: "We are so grateful to the people of Cornwall for once again showing their support for Cornwall Air Ambulance. The money donated will go to a piece of equipment that will help every patient we treat.

"We also want to thank Lloyds Bank, who have not only supported Cornwall Air Ambulance through their community fund vote, but also in their Cornish branches as charity of the year.