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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Flying doctor extended across Scotland

25th October 2010

The flying doctor service has been extended to cover rural areas across the whole of Scotland.

The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) originally operated in the Hebrides and along the west coast of Scotland but has now increased to two teams, with the number of doctors rising from eight to 15. With an annual running cost of £2m, consultants and mobile lifesaving equipment can fly to patients who are critically ill in the small hospitals of Scotland's islands and remote areas.


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