Devon air ambulance: a case example

The first thing a patient in need of emergency treatment may recognize is the red flight suit of a South Western Ambulance Service NHS paramedic operating from the Devon Air Ambulance. This would be one of the specially trained and highly committed band of 12 full time paramedics who work on the air ambulance.While each of these air crew paramedics will insist that the bright red helicopter is treated just the same as any other ambulance, but one with rotor blades instead of tyres, each appears to have forged a special relationship with the work of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and each supports it in a variety of ways above and beyond the call of duty

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