HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT AIR AMBULANCE JOIN FORCES WITH COAST GUARD TO HELP TRANSFER PATIENTS DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are collaborating with HM Coastguard, the search and rescue arm of the Maritime Coastguard Agency, in order to safely transfer time critical patients with an unknown coronavirus status from the Isle of Wight to hospitals on the mainland.
Doctors and specialist critical care paramedics from the charity are using the larger Maritime Coastguard Agency aircraft to treat critically ill and injured patients whilst transferring them to hospital.
The front of the aircraft is sealed off to protect pilots, who cannot wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whilst flying, from any airborne droplets, and the back of the aircraft is fitted out with a washable decontamination lining.
*SOURCED FROM PORTSMOUTH NEWS*