Neonatal/Paediatric Transfers

 

The transfer services offered by EMRTS Cymru and the Wales Air Ambulance Charity ensure that neonatal/paediatric patients are taken to the appropriate healthcare facility in a timely manner. They also reduce some of the pressure on hospital services in Wales by freeing up Welsh hospital beds. It may reduce ambulance use for long-distance transfers.

 


Key Points

 

  • In the case of an immediate emergency transfer, an EMRTS Cymru consultant and Critical Care Practitioner (CCP) will be available.

  • For planned transfers, neonatal/paediatric transfer teams will need to provide their own clinician.

Hospital staff and their equipment will be repatriated where possible. In the event of the aircraft being unable to fulfil this obligation the Air Support Desk (ASD) will coordinate alternative transport to ensure that this takes place.

What are the benefits?

Our transfer service ensures that patients are taken to the appropriate healthcare facility in a timely manner. They also reduce some of the pressure on hospital services in Wales by freeing up Welsh hospital beds. It may reduce ambulance use for long-distance transfers.

How do you contacts us?

The Air Support Desk (ASD) is the first point of contact for retrieval teams/hospitals who wish to organise a neonatal/paediatric transfer.

 

The ASD can be accessed, between 08:00 and 20:00, by calling 0300 123 2301

The ASD will coordinate a conference call chaired by a senior EMRTS Top Cover Consultant (TCC) involving the transferring service and the aircrew. The TCC will consider the request and, if appropriate, will accept the transfer.

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