When an accident occurs and lives are at risk the speed of response and ability to swiftly rescue and transport a patient to hospital are vital.

With over 30 years’ of experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the most up-to-date fleet and equipment, the best qualified personnel, and medical bases in all our countries of operation, Babcock is trusted by clients, including international, national and regional government bodies and charity organisations, to deliver these vital services. We ran over 62,000 EMS missions in 2016 and are the only operator in Spain, Italy and Portugal to run medical bases which are in operation on a 24-hour basis.

Our emergency medical aircraft act as mobile intensive care units with a reaction and mobility capacity that enables them to reach inaccessible locations or deliver complex rescues in record time. Our operations span the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Sweden and Finland and we employ more than 1,000 specialised medical professionals.

Babcock’s fleet of medical helicopters and aircraft travel quickly and safely to attend road traffic accidents and mountain rescues, or provide emergency transport between hospitals. With an average medical helicopter response time of 17 minutes in a rural environment and 8 minutes in a city centre, we are proud of our role in such a vital service.

By reducing the response time, we not only save lives, but minimise the long-term effects of injuries. To help us operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, the EMS aircraft are equipped with the necessary healthcare systems to stabilise the patient during flight.

Along with the flight crew, our medical staff play a crucial role in patient safety. They are able to provide initial care at the site of the accident, look after the patient during the transfer to the hospital and brief the doctors who will provide further treatment. Babcock offers specialised training for these doctors and nurses using an EMS simulator.