Emergency Helicopter Medics
About the show
HeliMedics is a unique access, observational documentary series, following the extraordinary ‘chopper doctor’ flying teams who are making medical history. Using revolutionary skills and equipment often learnt and developed on the battlefields of Afghanistan these men and women are delivering, a cutting edge ‘hospital to the field’ emergency service across Britain. These Helimed units are unique because as well as paramedics they carry actual doctors, meaning that instead of the more standard practise ‘swoop and scoop’ operations, these teams can ‘stay and play’. The hospital effectively comes to the roadside or the mountain. This truly is pioneering medicine on the front line. We’ll join some of the biggest and most skilled characters and watch as they work against the clock to save lives every single day that they fly. We’ll discover the vulnerabilities, friendships and fears of these dedicated squads and witness a roller-coaster of emotions, from the pain of losing a life to the sheer joy of saving a child from certain death.