Bristow Ireland teams have passed a major milestone towards delivering next generation Search and Rescue aviation services in the country.

Following an application process and a series of detailed assessments Bristow Ireland is now recognised at Paramedic level as a Clinical Practice Guideline Service provider by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

This means medical teams on the specialist AW189 helicopters are cleared to work to national clinical guidelines, delivering the right standards of lifesaving care to patients when the service gets underway.

Bristow’s SAR Medical Manager, Mike Henson, said: “This was an important piece of work and we have proved to the Irish regulator that we have the processes, skills and capabilities in place to deliver the right lifesaving medical care to people in urgent need.”

Transition of the first base to the new Irish Coast Guard Aviation contract is scheduled to take place later this year.
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