A day with the Irish Air Corps' Emergency Aeromedical Service

As the Irish Air Corps marks its centenary year, Chris Croot was invited to spend the day with its Emergency Aeromedical Service to witness its life-saving work

The rapid transportation of patients by air is a capability enjoyed by many health care systems across the world. These services are often provided by charities, private companies and hospitals, but in the Republic of Ireland, this task falls to the Irish Air Corps (IAC). Using rotary and fixed-wing platforms, patients are airlifted to hospital or, when required, transferred internationally for treatment.

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