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Emergency NHS drone airbridge gets government backing

A trade publication, Commercial Drone Professional, has reported that a consortium working to establish an Emergency Medical Drone Airbridge between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has secured funding from the Government

The project will see unmanned aerial vehicles deliver critical PPE and COVID-19 testing kits to vulnerable rural communities.

The DronePrep project also secured funding from the Department for Transport as part of the Future Transport Zone project earlier in the year with the aim of transporting medical supplies and equipment to St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight from Southampton General Hospital via Solent Airport in only 20 minutes.

The project could be a solution to providing emergency medical equipment to patients in rural and hard-to-reach areas.

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Commercial Done Professional - Emergency NHS drone airbridge gets UK gov’s backing

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