air ambulance

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A helicopter, or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided on site

air ambulance

Emergency medicine A helicopter or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided at his/her current location
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It is currently in use in over 100 medical facilities for donor distribution and medical helicopter services.
Provider of air medical transport services REACH Air Medical Services LLC on Wednesday announced a collaboration with The Women's Hospital of Texas to provide emergency medical helicopter service to Houston and outlying areas.
Hatem el-Gabali, the Egyptian health minister, has arranged for the injured including the bus driver and a tour guide to be transferred by medical helicopter from Hurghada General Hospital to the Nasser Institute Hospital in Cairo.
The emergency medical helicopter which operates from Sheffield is to be moved to North Yorkshire to provide a more comprehensive service.
Eight ambulances, four fire engines and a medical helicopter were scrambled after neighbours heard a woman scream: "Help us, we're dying.
Safety teams put out the fire and a medical helicopter flew Hissette to Rashid Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, the statement said.
The hurt man was airlifted ashore by a medical helicopter.
A FRENCH woman who gave birth aboard a medical helicopter was killed, along with her newborn baby and three others, when the aircraft crashed in bad weather into mountains on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
A woman who gave birth aboard a medical helicopter was killed along with her newborn baby and three others, when the aircraft crashed in bad weather on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
The region's only emergency medical helicopter received a major boost to help medics get to the scene of serious incidents if the helicopter becomes grounded because of bad weather.
But when the medical helicopter could not take off, the red lights came on, and it was later decided to abandon the day's events.
The medical helicopter carrying 16 people was forced to try an emergency landing because of bad weather near Cheongshim Hospital, which is owned by the Unification Church, known as the Moonies.