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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

London Air Ambulance

Shot with Olympus E510
The London Air Ambulance (HEMS) is unique in this country in that they bring the hospital to the patient. You can read more about it in this excellent article. They have a blog here.

I was riding riding back home when I saw the helicopter had landed in Gordon Square. Talking to them I found out that they were there becuase of an accident in Euston Station (hope whoever is OK), that the helicopter had four blades so that the blade span could be shorter and that the two things that look like guns in the front were actually airspeed indicators.

posted by Ham at 00:01 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "London Air Ambulance"

 

Anonymous Matthew said ... (17:10) : 

Ham

I'm not sure the London Air Ambulance is unique in this country. I've witnessed the Kent Air Ambulance do its stuff a couple of times. (www.kentairambulance.co.uk)

Matthew

 

Blogger Ham said ... (17:13) : 

Matthew - they are unique in taking "the hospital to the patient" with the medical team travelling with it, and equipment. All other air ambulance services concentrate on getting the patient to the hospital.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (15:34) : 

Here in the U.S. we have many different companies that use the chopper to transport critical patients, they are actually flying emergency rooms as they have on board everything that is in an emergency room at the hospital, these fly day or night in just about any weather , most communities have a heliport, just for landing in less than desirable weather and the local vol. fire dept. members are trained as first responders and assist at the LZ.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (22:44) : 

kent also carry a highly qualified team on board their aircraft consisting of a Pre-hospital care doctor and a critical care paramedic so effectivly also taking the hospital to the patient

 

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