Information on Patient and Family Support:
For many patients and their loved ones the day our crew arrives is one of the worst days of their lives. Our part in a patient’s recovery is often significant, but is usually relatively short. In the cases where we aren’t able to save the patient, the days, weeks, months and years following can be very difficult for their loved ones, and there are many incredible organisations out there who offer patient and family support for patients and their loved ones at these difficult times.
The list below is by no means exhaustive. Please contact our Clinical Liaison Officer to help you access any support that you might be looking for, including access to free legal advice in relation to any issues that you might be encountering as a result of suffering serious injury.
If you are a charity which supports people who have had an accident or illness and would like to be included on this page, please contact us.
If you have a story that you’d like to share, please get in touch, we will be happy to meet you. You may wish to come to our annual memorial event at Elveden, contact us for more information.
Allergy UK is a national medical charity established to increase understanding and awareness of allergy, to help people manage their allergies, to raise funds for allergy research and to provide training in allergy for health care professionals including doctors, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign
The Anaphylaxis Campaign was set up to raise awareness of life threatening food allergies, particularly nut allergies. They offer information and guidance to patients and update their knowledge regularly by working closely with the food industry, medical profession and government.
Through its projects and programs, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.
Bereaved Parent Support
Bereaved Parent Support (BPS) aims to offer support and encouragement to anyone who has lost a child. The BPN is part of the organisation called ‘Care for the Family’. Care for the Family’s work is motivated by Christian compassion, but its resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.
The Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation, a charity entirely funded by voluntary donations, exists to: Provide information on the 350 different conditions of the brain and spine, be there during diagnosis, treatments and in the longer term, and answer questions and provide support throughout a patient’s journey.
Brake is a national road safety charity which cares for people who are bereaved or affected by serious injury in a road crash through support services, including a helpline and literature distributed through police officers.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a major national charity which plays a leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer. It is the largest independent source of funds for heart research in this country and also plays an important role in providing life-saving cardiac equipment. It helps patients return to a full and active lifestyle by giving support to rehabilitation programmes, heart support groups and BHF nurses.
The Children's Heart Federation
The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider, as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations, working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families.
The Limbless Association
The Limbless Association provides information and advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs. It has a nationwide network of volunteer visitors (within the UK) who are all amputees themselves, offering support and encouragement to prospective amputees, carers and those already trying to come to terms with limb loss or deficiency.
Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. They offer practical support and guidance to families, to professionals and to anyone concerned about a grieving child.