Busy Weekend For Air Ambulance In Scilly

Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance

Last weekend was a busy time for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, with the helicopter flying four missions to Scilly over a 72-hour period.

Paramedics were called to the islands early on Friday morning to attend a female patient with a hand injury. She was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

While on Saturday the charity-funded service attended two incidents. The first was at 11.30am, to evacuate a baby boy with a chest infection. Later in the day another patient, an elderly male, was airlifted from St Mary’s suffering from an intracranial haemorrhage.

The aircraft was back in the air on Sunday afternoon, attending to an adult male who was taken to Treliske with severe abdominal pain.

PR Officer Tom Matthews says there were a particularly high number of calls to the islands over this period.

He said it’s thanks to the support of the public, including the people and businesses of Scilly, that islanders get the best possible care, fast.

The charity normally expects an average of one incident on the islands each week.