The air ambulance on a deployment to Uckfield

Air ambulance team assist at Uckfield area road crash

A woman car driver was taken to hospital after an accident in the Uckfield area on Sunday (November 8) evening.

A road vehicle from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance assisted the police, fire service and South East Coast Ambulance service at the scene.

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service crew accompanied the injured woman to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by road.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were called soon after 8pm to reports of “persons trapped” after the crash on the Ashdown Forest.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance is a charity, funded almost entirely by public donations

The state-of-the-art Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft operates 365 days a year, out of bases at Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey and are capable of delivering crews anywhere in the South East region in under 20 minutes flying time.

Occasionally weather prevents the aircraft flying, so crews also have rapid response vehicles to maximise their availability.

As part of the service’s mission statement, it says: “Effectively, what we aim to do, as far as possible, is bring the emergency department to the patient and then take them quickly and directly by land or air to the most appropriate hospital best able to treat their injuries.”

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