Our patients are at the centre of what we do. There is nothing more heart-warming for our team than when a former patient gets in touch and wants to visit us. If you, or a family member, has been a patient of ours and would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Some patients share their story to help raise awareness of our work.
13th Oct 2021
During one of my regular trips to the gym, in the middle of a workout I’d done many times, I suffered a cardiac arrest in Sittingbourne. Staff noticed on CCTV that I had collapsed. They called 999, commenced CPR and used a defibrillator to shock my heart back into a normal rhythm.
14th Sep 2021
Although Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has always been close to mine and my family’s hearts, I never dreamed that one day they would save my life. That day came towards the end of 2020, and now, I’m asking for your support to ensure they can be there for someone like me in the future.
18th Aug 2021
I took up racing in 2017 but had decided I was going to retire from the sport at the end of the season, which usually runs from March - October. My bike stalled as the race started and I was rolling at less than 5mph. One of the riders at the back of the group was travelling at around 50-70mph and hit the back of my bike which sent us both flying through the air.
12th Jul 2021
I’m a Paramedic with KSS, as well as being a former patient. I was thrown from my horse in 2010 whilst riding in Camber near Rye. It was the early afternoon and I was cantering on my then five-year-old gelding Bonnet, when he caught his front leg in a rabbit hole in a field near home. I was thrown over his head and onto the ground.
Jen and Madi
01st Jul 2021
My name is Jen and I wanted to share the story of how KSS helped my daughter after she was kicked by a passing horse almost exactly a year ago.
01st Jun 2021
It was the beginning of June 2019 and we were at a friend's house. I’m told I went inside to use the toilet. I must have missed a step as I came down and I fell from the top, ending up in a heap at the bottom. My head took most of the impact so I was knocked unconscious and had blood coming out of my ear.
07th Apr 2021
I will be forever grateful to KSS for saving my daughter’s life. At the time of her accident though I certainly didn’t think that 28 years later I would be extending that gratitude and thanking them for saving my life too.
29th Mar 2021
I was taking my youngest son, Harry (aged 10) to school in July 2018. It was like any other day. I was driving along the A2070 to Hamstreet in Kent, a road which is renowned for accidents, when a car veered into me. I didn’t have time to react.
26th Feb 2021
Jack was walking with his girlfriend when he slipped and hit his head on the pavement. I got a call to say that Jack was injured and needed to go to the hospital. I wasn’t too worried.