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Old 14th May 2018, 13:56
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Originally Posted by Geoffersincornwall View Post
If we are talking UK then it is essential to work with the local Ambulance Service and receiving hospitals. ... . For any HEMS system to succeed it must be embraced by the entire health care system.
Good point! Couple years back I've been doing an assessment to establish a HEMS system in an African country. Our talks to establish a heli-base at the most modern maximum care facility shattered this plan altogether when we were told in no uncertain terms that they couldn't handle those cases because - quote - "Our patients tend to triage themselves en-route! Whoever makes it here would've survived anyway!" and if we were to bring all those critically ill patients from horrific car crashes on a daily basis it would surpass their capabilities as well as their budget in a matter of days
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