Emergency Medical Retrieval Service

A Doctor on a helicopter

The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service provides patients in remote and rural areas of Scotland with rapid access to an emergency medicine or intensive care consultant , equipped to provide life saving specialist critical care.

At the request of local rural doctors, nurses and ambulance staff, the team operate from the SCOTSTAR base at Glasgow airport to rural hospitals and practices to assess, resuscitate and stabilise patients before air transfer to either an emergency department or intensive care within a main hospital.

As well as consultants, the team includes registrars, critical care practitioners (paramedics and nurses)  with additional skills in critical care retrieval.

You can find out more about the Emergency Medical Retrieval service on their website.