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Air Ambulance I

I often see an Or(a)nge helicopter after physio.
They are a fascination every time. 

 

patient safety news link

 

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Air Ambulance I

I often see an Or(a)nge helicopter after physio.
They are a fascination every time. 

 

patient safety news link

 

♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jan 2012, 02:52
Your personal runabout, Jacquelyn?
Jacquelyn Ann: No... but when they land and take off... if you don't hang on for dear life... you might have an unexpected flight. You walk right past this fencing to the front door of the hospital.
always ready to fly...that peace for the people !

Good shot, un saludo!
Jacquelyn Ann: Thank-you Eduardo... This was taken after a patient was moved on stretcher into the hospital. They don't want you to take pix when the patient is in transit from the helicopter.
It certainly save many lifes Jacquelyn!
Superb capture.
Jacquelyn Ann: Many thanks Richard... It does save lives... however, the Friday news article link I posted above talks about interior design flaws that call to question safety for the patients en route... a little scary actually.
I need one of these to take pictures in a couple of places. What is the procedure?
Jacquelyn Ann: Ornge is parked here at one of Canada's largest acute-care teaching & research hospitals. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered here. You don't really want to be a patient flying on one of these. It means you are really in bad shape.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2012, 10:17
The downdraft is certainly strong enough to knock you off balance - good job that the physio dept is handy!
Jacquelyn Ann: Looks quiet here but one time as the helicopter was arriving I saw an old lady walking with a cane get blown off her feet... thank goodness a man caught her as she was falling sideways. They block off part of the visitor/patient walkway while Ornge arrives but sometimes you get caught off guard anyway.
Headline from yesterday's Toronto Star:
ORNGE air ambulance design risky to patients, top doctor discovers
Jacquelyn Ann: Yup... that headline is from the "patient safety news link" I posted above... It's a good investigative piece actually... quite controversial that some people didn't do their jobs. ...
(It's at least a very cool looking helicopter.)
It's a beautiful thing isn't it!!
Jacquelyn Ann: Oh I agree with you on that Elizabeth... Thanks.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2012, 10:29
Great capture of a wonderful service.
Jacquelyn Ann: Thank-you... At least there was no backdraft to get this shot. : ) Yes, we must be thankful for air ambulance services.
I find them facinating too. My daughter, 2 years old, can spot them really well just using her ears. She says copter and start searching the sky, and she is almost right every time....
Jacquelyn Ann: You must see them often for your daughter to be so attuned to it's sound. ... My last helicopter ride was over the city of Toronto a couple of years ago but I was in the second row. Next time I'll take the front for pix. http://pixiepixels.shutterchance.com/image/2010/10/04/timeto-fly-/
I like your (hecklelopter) Jacquelyn... it saves lives and it gives us something to look at when we leave physio lol...how is the hip coming... i've got X-rays posted tonightgrin....petersmile
Jacquelyn Ann: "(hecklelopter)" ... lol ... My hip is doing great thanks. I'm glad for an almost slip free Winter here this year, but we got more snow today. ... Knee X-rays eh? >>>> on my way.
It looks to be a very efficient life saving helicopter, Jacquelyn, but the patient safety news link you provided tells a different story. Hope they will be able to remedy the situation.
Jacquelyn Ann: It really looks the part for sure... but it's unbelievable that paramedics have to work under such frustrating conditions at the peril of the patients. Yes... I too hope the design flaws are fixed ASAP for the sake of all families who have loved ones aboard.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2012, 09:49
I would be fascinated too! And every time! Great shot Jacquelyn smile
Jacquelyn Ann: Thank-you Martin... I have so many pix on iPhone, + 2 cameras... Needless to say I'm fascinated every time too!! ...
The day I went into have my hip surgery in July, I was waiting for hubby to return & my car started to pulse shake & the sound was deafening... scared the crap out of me. I had to get out of the car (sitting at the front of the hospital door) to see what was going on. It was my first encounter with an arriving helicopter. What an introduction!

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