Specialist equipment is allowing an air ambulance charity to transport seriously ill Covid-19 patients between hospitals.

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) has been supplied six syringe pumps to allow medics to maintain hospital-level care while transferring seriously ill patients by road – using the trusts rapid response vehicles.The life-saving equipment was supplied to EHAAT by B. Braun Medical healthcare provider.

Ben Myer, clinical manager, EHAAT, said: “EHAAT continue to support the regional and national effort to respond, not only to those with critical injury and illness, but also now to be able to transfer Covid-19 patients by road between hospitals depending on their clinical need.

“There has been massive support from many suppliers, one of these being B. Braun, who have supplied us with six syringe pumps that will allow us to maintain hospital level care while we transfer these patients.

“These are sought after pieces of clinical equipment and we are extremely grateful to all their staff who are working so hard to be able to support ours and the NHS efforts to care for the patients.”

The life-saving equipment was supplied to EHAAT by Sheffield based healthcare provider B. Braun Medical.

David Oates, group managing director B. Braun Medical, added: “We are extremely proud of the relationship developed with EHAAT and so we were thrilled to be able to support them and the NHS frontline by supplying this lifesaving equipment.”