A new operations area and clinical education space has been launched as part of Thames Valley Air Ambulance's HQ expansion in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire.

The new facilities mean the ambulance’s fleet of Critical Care Response Vehicles now operates from Stokenchurch, which brings the crew and charity staff closer to the vital M40 road network.

This ensures quicker access to those in need.

The state-of-the-art facility boasts areas tailored to the needs of the crew.

Features include a spacious kit room and a well-being area designed to offer a relaxation space during downtime.

The clinical education space provides, for the first time, critical care paramedics and doctors a facility to train for all eventualities and practice complex procedures in realistic conditions.

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Amanda McLean, chief executive officer at Thames Valley Air Ambulance, said: "In 1999, our service first took to the skies to treat patients in need.

"Since then, we’ve been called out nearly 35,000 times.

"We’ve also evolved as a service - growing our fleet to include five critical care response vehicles, becoming an independent healthcare provider, and taking our flight operations in-house.

"Now, our newly expanded HQ ushers in an exciting new phase for our charity.

"Our new Clinical Education Centre and space for ground operations allows us to bring most of our team under one roof.

"It’s also a truly bespoke space that opens up new avenues for us.

"None of this would be possible without the support of our community and corporate partners.

"Thank you for helping us make this dream space a reality for our crews."