In light of the ever-evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent response to it, the Great North Air Ambulance Service would like to reassure the public that its critical care teams remain active across the entire region.
A GNAAS spokesman said: “We have received protective equipment which will enable our teams to continue to work as the pandemic develops. They have spent the last week training in its use to familiarise themselves with scenarios they may face.
“However, the charity has postponed the planned move of its operational team from Teesside International Airport to its new headquarters at Eaglescliffe. We do not want to do anything that could disrupt our level of service at this time.
“The charity has also cancelled its community-based fundraising activities for the foreseeable future. This includes talks and collections and is likely to have a significant impact on the organisation’s income.
“Our Eaglescliffe office is now closed to the public but fundraising team members are continuing to work from home in normal office hours.
“With the office closed to the public and the reduction in visibility in the communities we serve, we are relying on the public to continue to support us in delivering life-saving critical care across Cumbria, the North East and North Yorkshire.
We are asking supporters to:
- Donate through the website if possible – www.gnaas.com
- Contact us on 01325-487263 from Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
- Please bear with us as we do our best to adjust to this temporary way of working
We’d like to extend our solidarity to the communities we serve and wish them well at this unprecendented time.
To read more, please visit www.gnaas.com/covid-19