Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
The London Air Ambulance Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) is a vital component of the London ambulance system, providing rapid response critical care to those in need across the city. With a state-of-the-art aircraft, highly trained medical teams, and cutting-edge medical equipment, HEMS is dedicated to saving lives and improving patient outcomes in the capital.
Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, HEMS provides an immediate response to life-threatening emergencies such as road traffic accidents, serious assaults, and medical events such as cardiac arrest. By reaching patients quickly, HEMS can provide life-saving treatment on scene and transport patients to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.
The HEMS team is made up of highly skilled medical professionals, including doctors and paramedics with advanced training in critical care medicine. With the latest medical equipment and technology, HEMS is able to provide advanced medical procedures, such as blood transfusions and advanced pain relief, on scene, helping to save lives and improve patient outcomes.
The HEMS aircraft is equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems, allowing the medical team to reach patients quickly and safely, no matter where they are located in London. The aircraft is also equipped with a range of medical equipment, including a defibrillator, ventilator, and oxygen, enabling the medical team to provide life-saving treatment on scene.
HEMS plays a crucial role in the London ambulance system, providing a rapid response to life-threatening emergencies and delivering critical care to patients in need. With their advanced medical skills and equipment, HEMS is making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of the people of London.