Wiltshire Air Ambulance are assisting the Royal United Hospital in bath, during the coronavirus pandemic by loaning two of their ventilators.
The equipment, which enables patients to breathe when they are unable to so on their own, is especially vital in treating patients with COVID-19.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance have five in their supply store and recently bought to thanks to the 'Big Give' fundraiser campaign, so are loaning two to the Emergency Department in Bath.
Richard Miller, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s clinical service and ground base manager, said:
“We have a fantastic relationship with all our local hospitals and we regularly convey patients to Royal United Hospital in Bath.
“Fortunately, we are well stocked for ventilators and we’ve been in discussions with our colleagues at RUH, who are doing a tremendous job under immense pressure.
“If these two spare ventilators can be used for the greater good elsewhere then we’re only too happy to help.”
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Dr Bernie Marden, RUH medical director, commented:
“We’re extremely grateful to our friends at the Wiltshire Air Ambulance for this generous loan, helping us to care for our seriously ill patients at this most difficult time.”
Wiltshire Air Ambulance relies on donations to make the £3.75m it requires to run and protect the public each year.
Donations can be made to the charity here.