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Toddler airlifted to hospital

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

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A TODDLER from Mid Devon was taken to the Royal and Devon Exeter Hospital by air ambulance last week.

The child suffered a 'medical emergency' and was transferred to the hospital at the request of a GP from a local surgery.

The total flying time was 18 minutes, with around 35 minutes at the scene, a village near Tiverton.

The alarm was received at 10.55am on Friday, November 9.

Heléna Holt, chief executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said "As the local air ambulance service for Devon, we are also on standby to carry out emergency transfers like this for young and old."

She added "Our on duty crew, pilot Captain Rob Mackie and paramedics Paul Robinson and Nigel Lang, told us the toddler's condition remained stable throughout the flight to hospital, which took only 10 minutes. The driving time from scene to hospital, in clear traffic would be more than three quarters of an hour. That's reassuring when you have any injured or ill patient, who needs emergency treatment quickly."

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