National Ambulance Service- Critical Care Retrieval Services (NAS-CCRS)
The aim of the NAS CCRS is a comprehensive retrieval/transfer system for seriously ill babies, children and adults throughout Ireland. The work of the programme enables the timely retrieval/transfer of critically ill or severely injured patients by appropriately trained and skilled teams of healthcare professionals who get the right patient, to the right care, in the right condition, in the right time.
The service operates between hospitals where patients can be transferred to another hospital for specialist treatment and when appropriate the patient can be transferred back to the original hospital for on-going care. This ensures the patient gets the most appropriate care to meet their clinical needs.
The NTMP brings Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, Acute Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Nursing and Midwifery, National Ambulance Service (NAS), Primary Care and Patients together under a single programme structure.
The Critical Care Ambulances are based at Cherry Orchard Ambulance Station in Dublin 10