EMRS and primary missions
EMRS exists to provide access to life saving critical care interventions at the earliest opportunity for patients with serious illness and injury. The EMRS team provide this care through secondary rural retrieval and by primary retrieval, working with the ambulance service to provide pre-hospital critical care at the scene of incidents.
The consultant led team can be deployed by helicopter or by dedicated road response vehicle.
Patients with serious injuries need rapid access to critical care interventions to stabilise their airway, breathing and circulation problems. When time from injury to hospital is prolonged due to geography or entrapment, a delay in accessing critical care stabilisation can be detrimental to patient outcome and it is in these situations that rapid access to a pre-hospital trauma team can be life saving.