The United Kingdom is among the few countries around the world where people do not have to worry about the bill before availing of air ambulance services. Most of the medical flight services are undertaken by charitable organizations. They depend on communities and corporates for their funds and to a small extent on government grants.
Recently, Michael McCaughey, an 11-year-old boy – a student of Co Tyrone School in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – received help from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. He had suffered a fracture of one of his limbs in a freak accident while playing.
The Kid had Met Air Ambulance Professionals Earlier
The staff of Northern Ireland Ambulance Service had visited Michael’s school just a few days ago as part of an awareness program. In fact, they had interacted with the boy and remembered him. A week later, they had to meet each other again but in a different circumstance.
Michael had suffered a fibular fracture and the air ambulance had landed on a nearby soccer field and taken him to a nearby hospital 20 minutes away. The boy had to spend the next four days in the hospital receiving treatment and recovering. It has been revealed that he continues to receive treatment at his home for leg strengthening now.
Michael Took the Opportunity to Thank the Air Ambulance Charity
Michael, though still walking with support, made it a point to meet the emergency staff of the air ambulance charity. Both he and his parents expressed their deep gratitude to the air ambulance company. On their part, the staff at the charity said they were delighted to learn that Michael is recovering well and wished him luck.
Let us hope that in the coming days, Michael and his parents will come together for a fund-raising activity as most recipients of air ambulance services in the United Kingdom do.