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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Im thrilled that Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand (HEMS) has invested in these state-of-the-art $15m air ambulances to add to their fleet, which are the first of their kind here.
"In North Dakota, we have nine air ambulance providers; some are independent, stand-alone and some are hospital affiliated providers," Godfread said in the letter.
Maria Jones, Shropshire Fundraising Executive for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), said: "On average, it costs PS2,600 for every mission the air ambulance undertakes and we are grateful to all the local people and businesses that raise money on behalf of the charity.
Another benefit of air ambulance to the health care system is the increase quality.
The air ambulance service does not receive any funding from central government, and relies totally on charitable donations, bequests and income from its fifty-seven charity shops to cover the annual budget of PS27 million.
Flying high Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance flies past Wallace Monument to mark anniversary
Skyservice Air Ambulance International is approaching its 30th year of operations from bases in Montreal and Toronto and offers Adult, Neonatal and Pediatric high acuity, highly specialised intensive care air ambulance services aboard its medically dedicated Learjet 45XR air ambulance fleet.
"If you attend the Air Ambulance Service preview, you can get the perfect brief before racing gets under way at Cheltenham."
(Related: State legislators form air ambulance billing team )
Angela Hughes, Wales Air Ambulance chief executive, said: "We wanted to present Carl with an award to thank him for being Wales Air Ambulance's longest serving crew member.
THE letter written by John Francis of Swansea, in the Western Mail (June 26), suggesting that the Wales Air Ambulance is an expensive novelty, shows very little knowledge of the way in which the air ambulance or indeed the NHS in Wales works.

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