Blood Samples Could Be Flying Again Soon

skybus mail loadingSkybus bosses are hopeful that medical samples can soon be transported on their flights.

The British International Helicopters service used to carry bloods and other specially classified items for the Health Centre and NHS. But after the end of the rotary service, they’ve been transferred on the cargo vessel, the Gry Maritha.

That’s caused problems for some local residents who have needed urgent test results. The Gry only sails three days a week, so some patients have had to travel to the mainland for testing.

Steamship Company managing director Jeff Marston told Councillors that all Land’s End staff have now been trained and CAA officials will assess procedures at St Mary’s this week.

Jeff says he hopes that they will grant a licence soon.


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