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Mr. Andrew Egerton-Smith

Chairman and Founder

East Anglian Air Ambulance

HQ Phone: +44 1473 745007

Email: a***@***.uk

East Anglian Air Ambulance

Whitehouse Road

Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 5NX

United Kingdom

Company Description

Anglia Two, an air ambulance operated by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), has taken to the skies over Bedfordshire, just four months after a fund-raising appeal was launched to bring the service to the county. Anglia Two also covers Cambridgeshire. ... more

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Employment History

East Anglian Air Ambulance

Charity Trustees

NHS Ambulance Trust

Peddars Way Housing Association

Independent Non-Executive Director
Flagship Housing Group Ltd

Flagship Housing Group Ltd

Non-executive Member
NHS Norfolk

Non-Executive Director
NHS Norfolk

East Anglian Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Board Member
Charity Trustees

Founder Trustee
Garden House Hospice

Vice Chairman
Flagship Housing Group Ltd

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Andrew Egerton-Smith is retiring as chairman of East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Andrew Egerton-Smith is retiring as chairman of East Anglian Air Ambulance.
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).
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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.

Andrew Egerton Smith, ...

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Andrew Egerton Smith, founder and Chairman of EAAA said: "The H145 is the next major step in our journey for continuous improvement of pre-hospital emergency care across East Anglia.

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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.

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Andrew Egerton-Smith, founder of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and who is to receive the MBE. Picture: Denise Bradley

Andrew Egerton-Smith, founder of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and who is to receive the MBE.
At the age of 70, Andrew Egerton-Smith could be excused for winding down a bit.
However, one of the founding fathers of East Anglia’s lifesaving air ambulance charity, and former chairman of the region’s ambulance service, has thrown his hat into the ring for another challenging public service role.
The former chartered surveyor, who has achieved more in his retirement than most of us in our working lives, has decided he wants to help turn around the fortunes of East Anglia’s ambulance service for a second time.
Mr Egerton-Smith was parachuted into the failing East Anglian Ambulance Service by Labour health secretary Frank Dobson in 1997 to transform the NHS trust that covered Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
Mr Egerton-Smith, who lives in Welborne, near Dereham, has now offered his vast experience to the failing trust by applying to become a non-executive director at the East of England Ambulance Service after all five of its non-executives resigned last month following a damning report on its leadership.
He said the ambulance service was in a “shamblesâ€. However, the problems could be fixed.
Mr Egerton-Smith added that he thought the ambulance trust was too big when it was created in 2006, covering six counties. However, large trusts in the south-east were performing well, he said.
As well as running an ambulance service, Mr Egerton-Smith helped establish the East Anglian Air Ambulance in 2000 after discovering that the region was the only place in the country not to have a lifesaving helicopter service.
Mr Egerton-Smith, who remains chairman of the air ambulance, said news of his MBE for services to the emergency services in East Anglia was an accolade for the whole charity.
Mr Egerton-Smith grew up in Surrey as the eldest of four children and trained as a chartered surveyor at Cirencester Royal Agricultural College.
His love affair with Norfolk began in 1968 when he met his future wife Hilary, who lived in the county.
In 1970, he moved to Norfolk where he worked as a surveyor at Norwich City Council for 18 months and he went on to work for Savills for two years.
However, in the mid 70s he left Norfolk to join the Letchworth Garden City Development Corporation in Hertfordshire â€" an organisation he stayed with until 1994 and became chief executive in 1984. His family returned to Norfolk when he retired in 1996.
Mr Egerton-Smith said the death of his father John to cancer in 1975 and the passing of his brother Patrick in 1977, who died at the age of 26, after being born with muscular dystrophy, raised his interest in health care and charitable activities.
Mr Egerton-Smith is also a former chairman of Peddars Way Housing Association in Norfolk and deputy chairman of Flagship Housing Group.

MBE for founder and Chairman of East Anglian Air Ambulance - East Anglian Air Ambulance

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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."

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