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Melbourn, Cambridgeshire,SG8 6EN
"EEAST have provided cover for the Norfolk stages of the famous Tour of Britain and its associated events since 2010. The service on event days has been at all times professional, thorough, flexible and show an understanding of the complexities of outdoor even... more.
Chief Executive Officer
Letchworth Garden City Development Corporation
Cirencester Royal Agricultural College
Norwich City Council
Garden House Hospice
Flagship Housing Group Ltd
Andrew Egerton-Smith - MBE , Associate non-executive director
Andrew joined us an associate non-executive director in October 2013. He was chairman of the East Anglian Ambulance Service prior to the merger of ambulance services in 2006 and established the East Anglian Air Ambulance service in 1998 - a service which has helped thousands of patients since then. Andrew was appointed its first Honorary President, having handed over the Chairmanship of the charity in 2015. Andrew lives in Dereham, Norfolk.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance is delighted with today's news that our Chairman Mr Andrew Egerton-Smith has been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.
Andrew has been a driving force in the development, progress and innovation of the East Anglian Air Ambulance since its formation in 2000. It is his determination to provide an outstanding service to the people of East Anglia that has just, within the last month, resulted in EAAA becoming the first dedicated air ambulance in the country to be approved to attend night time helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) missions, ensuring that the Charity can bring the emergency room to the patient in the hours of darkness as well as in daylight hours. Andrew has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the world of health services, firstly by founding and establishing the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth in 1990, his contribution to Flagship Housing which owns, manages and provides over 21,500 homes to people across East Anglia, as Chairman of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 1997 to 2006, and in 2000, with several like-minded colleagues founded the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity that is known so well today. Andrew is a remarkable man who has achieved remarkable things; our Charity is extremely lucky to have him."
Andrew Egerton-Smith, MBE, Chairman and Founder (1998), Norfolk
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor who has specialised in urban property and development. In 1996 he was appointed Chairman of the NHS Ambulance Trust covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, and Chairman of a local housing association. Andrew was a Founder Trustee of Garden House Hospice in Letchworth. It was this work that led him to establish this Air Ambulance Service in 1998. He is proud to be Chairman of the charity, which has gone from strength to strength, and to work with an outstanding team of people. Andrew is married to Hilary and they have a son, a daughter, and two grandsons.
Andrew Egerton-Smith - Independent Non-Executive Director (Development Committee Chair)
Andrew Egerton-Smith is retiring as chairman of East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Andrew Egerton-Smith is retiring as chairman of East Anglian Air Ambulance. Archant From flying across Norfolk just one day a week in daylight to providing a 24/7 service to four counties it's no wonder Andrew Egerton-Smith is proud of his time at the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Share link shares Current EAAA chairman Mr Egerton-Smith, 72, has played a key role in the rise of one of the region's most valued charities, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. But as Mr Egerton-Smith himself admitted, every organisation needs refreshing every now and then, which is the reason why he will stand down as chairman at the charity's AGM later this month. However after 15 years Mr Egerton-Smith can not quite bring himself to leave for good. "It's been part of my life for so long and I hope I can continue to contribute in a different way, as a volunteer for example," he said. "It will be a sad moment when I go and I'm not looking forward to it, but I know it's the right thing to do for the charity." Today the air ambulance operates between 7am-1.30am every day in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire, and Essex and Hertfordshire during hours of darkness, a far cry from when Mr Egerton-Smith founded the charity in 2000. Back then the EAAA flew once per week in Norfolk in daylight, and Mr Egerton-Smith said no one knew if the charity would be a success.