When a life-threatening injury or medical emergency suddenly happens there isn’t always time to get a patient to hospital.
Rapidly getting pre-hospital lifesaving care to the patient at the scene is sometimes the only way to prevent loss of life. That’s when survival can depend upon the vital lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities.
Air ambulance charity Critical Care Team doctors and paramedics are among some of the most highly skilled pre-hospital medics in the world. They are capable of performing lifesaving hospital-level procedures on patients at the scene in order to save lives, including administering general anaesthetic and open heart surgery.