Hospitals & Services
Note: Times are in hours and minutes, are conservative, and include approximately 10-15 minutes for engine start, warm-up aircraft taxi, and air traffic control delays.
Each destination has unique facilities and resources. This must be taken into account when planning any retrieval. In addition, each hospital has variable equipment and staffing levels all of which vary and may impact on the retrieval team. Clinical emergencies that may be common place in a tertiary level hospital may provoke high levels of anxiety from staff in remote areas and increase the urgency for a particular mission.
It is the role of the CARS to provide clinical guidance and support for the patients they retrieve and to the staff involved in the patient's care, not criticism of the care the patient may or may not have received thus far.