Story: Ambulance services

Air ambulance (1st of 2)

Air ambulance

Fixed-wing air ambulances began operating in the 1950s to transfer patients quickly from remote areas to hospital. They were still used in the early 2000s, and could carry a medical team and sophisticated equipment along with the patient.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Ambulance services - Development of ambulance services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010