A patient who needed to be airlifted from Broadford Hospital was taken to Glasgow by Coastguard helicopter yesterday (Wednesday October 31st) because freezing weather made it unsafe for the Scottish Air Ambulance to fly.
Coastguard helicopter R199 was tasked by Stornoway Coastguard operations centre to uplift a team of medics from Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and take them to Broadford. Once there, the medical team accompanied the 70-year-old woman back to Glasgow.
Broadford airstrip was manned by Kyle and Portree Coastguard Rescue Teams for the mission, which began at 12.10am. The pictures taken at the airstrip are from the CRT’s Facebook page.