Flying doctor to improve survival chances in Wales
Specialist doctors will join Wales Air Ambulance crews for the first time as part of a new service aimed at treating seriously injured patients faster.
From April 2015 crews will be joined by consultant doctors who will be able to provide immediate treatment for trauma injuries, strokes and heart attacks.
The £3m-a-year service will allow doctors to reach about 95% of the Welsh population within 30 minutes.
It will also mean the helicopters can carry blood for the first time.
Dr Dindi Gill, consultant in emergency medicine at Morriston Hospital in Swansea said it was aimed at improving surviving chances.
29 Sep 2014