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Editor's Viewpoint: Air Ambulance's lifesaving work is worth every penny

Drew Ashton (second left) with the NI Air Ambulance crew
Drew Ashton (second left) with the NI Air Ambulance crew

Editor's Viewpoint

One of the greatest initiatives in recent times in Northern Ireland has been the establishment of the Air Ambulance. It was born out of tragedy but has helped save lives since taking to the skies. This month a major fundraising event - climbing three mountains - will be held and that certainly deserves widespread support. Our story of how it came to the rescue of a Fermanagh boy knocked down on his way home from school shows how it can ensure speedy transfer to hospital for critically injured patients.

It takes £2 million a year to run the service which involves 15 doctors and 7 paramedics but what price can we put on a life?

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