The COVID-19 pandemic poses a huge challenge to the whole of the NHS and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is playing its part in the NHS response. Our critical care team (consisting of a paramedic or nurse and a critical care doctor) have been operational every single day and night throughout the pandemic. This means that SWASfT has had a critical care asset, available for tasking, not only to those who are in Dorset and Somerset, but across the whole of the South West. This is a unique achievement and only possible due to trusting relationships and close collaboration across all NHS networks.

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