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BASICS Hampshire doctors are called to serious incidents – car crashes, medical emergencies in people’s own homes, and huge calls like the train crash at Ufton Nervet and the awful problems of 7/7.
They all carry a pager, which is activated by South Central Ambulance Control in Otterbourne near Winchester. SCAS page BASICS whenever they know they could be faced with a critical patient who needs advanced intensive care on scene.
So a basic 999 call saved a dying young athlete under difficult circumstances for the ambulance service and the BASICS Hampshire doctor. Click to find out how.
Occasionally paramedics will phone doctors directly – for instance when a patient develops a need for them which no one could have predicted.
Which is one of the things that saved Lara Badger for instance – click to find out how.