The Irish Air Corps reached a huge milestone yesterday when it airlifted it’s 3000th patient in the Emergency Aeromedical Service helicopter.
Yesterday, the crew of Air Corps 112 were tasked to a farming incident in Co. Clare. The patient was airlifted to University College Galway, a journey which would have taken approximately 80 minutes by road, but only took 8 minutes by air.
Pic: Irish Air Corps 112 via Facebook
The EAS began in 2012 as part of a joint venture between the Irish Defence Forces and the National Ambulance Service, to provide a dedicated AW139 helicopter for rapid transfer of critical patients to the nearest and most suitable hospital.
The Air Corps 112 helicopter is based out of Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Pic: IAir Corps 112 via Facebook