Rescue: Extreme Medics | Preview (Channel 4)
This new series follows an elite network of clinicians. If the patient can't make it to the emergency room in time, the Scottish Trauma Network brings the hospital direct to the patient, saving lives like never before.
The network serves the entire population of Scotland, spread over 30,000 square miles of land, sometimes bringing the hospital to the wilderness as they provide a lifeline for over 5.4 million people.
Scotland has some of the most challenging geography in Europe, which means that emergency medicine operates under a different set of pressures to the rest of the UK. This is medical intervention at its extreme best - unlike anything you've seen before.
In the ambulance control centre in Glasgow, specialist clinicians monitor almost 5000 999 calls daily across Scotland, to identify patients in greatest need of trauma team interventions.
Able to task a limited number of assets, it's vital that they send resources to patients at greatest risk. In episode one, a trauma team leave Glasgow by helicopter for a remote part of Skye to reach a man trapped under a 650kg all-terrain vehicle.
In Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the hospital trauma team are assembled to treat a 51-year-old cyclist who has had a head-on collision with a digger bucket in rural Aberdeenshire. Back in Glasgow, a 17-year-old tree surgeon has cut his arm with a chainsaw.
Rescue: Extreme Medics begins Monday 28th March at 9pm on Channel 4.