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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Effects of London helicopter emergency medical service on survival after trauma.
It is not yet known where the ambulance will be based however, Health Minister Simon Hamilton is expected to announce details of a consultation he carried out on a helicopter emergency medical service for early next week.
Dr Malcolm Russell, 31, an Army doctor on secondment to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in London, was held by the scruff of the neck by a paramedic as he leaned out of their aircraft while it hovered inches above the ice.
And following the tragic loss of the motor racing doctor last July, the inaugural John Hinds Trauma Lecture will be delivered by Dr Brian Burns from the Sydney Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.
The medical resources on the scene were limited to the two paramedics and the small number of staff from the London helicopter emergency medical service team," he said in a statement read to the inquests.
Dr Russell, an Army major who is on a six-month secondment with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, based at the Royal London, said the helicopter was airborne within minutes of the 999 call yesterday.
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service committee will meet Health Minister Bairbre de Brun on Tuesday.
But Dr Heather Clark, aged 35, newly-appointed registrar with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, saved him using a complex technique she had learned two days earlier.
Health Minister Michelle ONeill today announced Air Ambulance NI (AANI) as the charity partner for the north of Irelands first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).
We sincerely hope the growing momentum to establish a helicopter emergency medical service continues so that lives can be saved across Northern Ireland.
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service committee will meet the North's Health Minister Bairbre de Brun on Tuesday.
The DUP MLA yesterday revealed he would launch a public consultation later this month and was backing the setting up a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

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