Time and speed matter a lot to the team at Boyce Precision Engineering. With large orders
to fulfil for our clients in the aerospace, medical and pharmaceutical, and automotive
industries, we’re always on the clock, working hard to make sure that we deliver our products
to our clients on time. But for Air Ambulance NI, speed and time are matters of life and death.
As a Northern Ireland company, we’re delighted to be able to support the work of Air
Ambulance NI as they strive to provide a world class helicopter emergency service and
outstanding critical care for the people of Northern Ireland, where and when it’s most
Air Ambulance NI was born out of a need to provide an integrated road and air response
emergency medical system for the 1.8 million people of Northern Ireland who inhabit an area
that is 14,000 square kilometres in size.
Although launched less than a year ago in July 2017, the service has proved its worth many
times. The team quickly came to the aid of an 11 year old County Down boy called Conor who
suffered a head injury in a farm accident. Once the expert medical team had stabilised Conor
at the incident site, he was airlifted to Belfast in an eight minute flight that would’ve taken
almost an hour by road. This time saving significantly reduced the potential long term effects
of his injury and Conor has since made a remarkable recovery.
Air Ambulance NI operate 7 days a week in daylight hours, and can get to anywhere in
Northern Ireland within 25 minutes. The annual cost to run the service is £2m.
Brian Boyce, Director of BPE said:
“The Air Ambulance NI team provide a vital service, which is already proving to be a huge
asset to the people of Northern Ireland in times of distress. We’re proud to be able to
financially support the emergency response team and we hope that many others will continue
to do so as well, to enable them to keep doing the great work that they do.”
If you’re interested in supporting Air Ambulance NI to keep the team airborne, email the team
on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what you can do to help.