Our Supporters

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London's Air Ambulance would not exist and continue to develop without the amazing support of some of our key funders. We are extremely grateful to the Fidelity UK Foundation that helped to establish the Institute at the very beginning and The Beaverbrook Foundation, The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation and The Hospital Saturday Fund who all provided essential seed funding for the Institute to take shape and evolve during its first years.

The support of Trusts and Foundations, livery companies and the corporate sector is vital for The Institute to continue saving lives and to expand our world-leading influence on driving excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice in the U.K. and abroad. It is also essential in order for us to maintain and enhance our life-saving research, innovations and education programmes. 

Treating patients who have suffered serious traumatic injury is at the heart of what we do. Your support is vital to us and enables us to develop new clinical interventions, conduct research and educate the next generation of pre-hospital care experts to deliver world-leading treatment when patients are most in need and suffering life-threatening injuries. 

Donations and grants can be awarded to support our ground-breaking educational projects as well as medical training, equipment and essential kit. If you would like further information on how to support The Institute, please contact:

Bryony Dunne, Head of Institute Delivery
Tel: 07890 614 832
Email: b.dunne@londonsairambulance.org.uk


We would like acknowledge the following Trusts and Foundations, corporate supporters and individuals who continue to support the work of The Institute and who have contributed to our work in the past. 

The Beaverbrook Foundation 

The Beaverbrook Foundation provided vital seed funding to enable London’s Air Ambulance to create The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. Following this, The Beaverbrook Foundation continued to support The Institute to create the next generation of trauma experts by providing scholarships to students enrolled on the Intercalated BSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine that is run in partnership with Queen Mary University of London. The Beaverbrook Scholarship Programme covered the full cost of The iBSc tuition fees for the duration of the academic programme and provided additional financial support for the scholars to attend international or national conferences related to their studies. To date seven exceptional students have been awarded the scholarship, all of whom went on to achieve excellent results in the iBSc.


The James Tudor Foundation 

In September 2017, The Institute was awarded a significant multi-year grant from The James Tudor Foundation to support the launch of the first ever Golden Hour Conference - Why do injured people die? The conference took place in November 2018 and played a pivotal role in the Golden Hour Knowledge Innovation Project which was set up to transform current knowledge and understanding of why patients die from traumatic injury. This conference, along with the subsequent conference - The Golden Hour Conference II - The Pathology of Traumatic Injury in November 2019 - 

not only enabled The Institute to educate others on the findings of the project, but it helped change the culture of working between clinicians, radiologists, pathologists and coroners in order to build a case for change in this area, as well as prompting the development of new therapies and strategies that could reduce the number of deaths from severe injury.



The Hospital Saturday Fund has been a long-standing supporter of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. In 2018, they pledged their support to Dr. Flora Bird, The Institute's Research Fellow who is investigating the hyperacute physiology of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Traumatic Brain Injury remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and is the most common cause of death or disability in those under 40 years old in the UK. It is increasingly being recognised as a medical, public health and socio-economic problem worldwide. Only through better understanding may it be possible to identify opportunities for management strategies and novel therapeutic interventions that may improve outcome. Therefore, Dr. Bird's Head Injury Fellowship and the support of The Hospital Saturday Fund is vital to progress this crucial area of research. 



ZOLL has been a long-standing supporter of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care since 2014. ZOLL funded The Institute's Golden Hour Knowledge Innovation Fellow, Dr. Mike Kim, and with their crucial support The Institute has been able to make great headway in investigating the causes of death in trauma and build key relationships with coroners and pathologists so that we can ensure best practice in this area. ZOLL also helps The Institute in many other ways such as supporting our iBSc and MSc students and providing funding for us to host our resuscitation conferences and symposia. 


BREMONT 

Bremont supported The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care by donating the proceeds of a special edition veteran's watch they designed for doctors and paramedics at London's Air Ambulance. With the proceeds, The Institute was able to invest in an ALSi patient monitor simulator and battery pack, an essential piece of training equipment that we use in our high-fidelity scenario training. The iSimulate ALSi patient monitor simulator works in unison with our Lifecast Body Simulation medical manikins to mimic the vital signs of a trauma patient. This high-tech equipment is essential for The Institute to deliver training which is true-to-life and which will prepare our doctors, paramedics and medical students for what they may face on scene. 


Jeremy Houghton Art 

In January 2018, internationally acclaimed sporting artist, Jeremy Houghton, held an exclusive exhibition at Gallery 8 in Green Park where he donated 25% of the proceeds of all paintings sold in support of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London's Air Ambulance. The works of art included a bespoke piece Jeremy created whilst visiting the London's Air Ambulance Helipad.