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Gallery: Crews complete training - in pictures

Wales Air Ambulance’s new critical care team has completed an intensive two weeks of training, including daily simulations in harsh conditions, as they prepare to join the charity’s helicopters.

The new recruits, a team of ‘flying doctors’ and critical care practitioners (CCPs), finished their training by demonstrating a range of skills and teamwork with other emergency services in a major industrial incident.

Take a look at how the crew faced the challenge:


The team locate the next major trauma. Navigation skills are crucial to air ambulance operations.

CCP Chris Connor and Ben Warrick work with Fire & to treat a patient who collapsed in a house fire.

Dr Craig Williams treats a patient, played by an actor, who sustained seriosu injuries after his arm was pulled into machinery

Chris and Ben work with the Urban Search and Rescue team to free a patient in a building collapse

Dr Kate Stephens treats a pedestrian knocked down and trapped by a car

CCP Jason Hughes works with Kate and the Hazardous Area Response Team to stabilise and free the trapped patient

© Images courtesy of Mark Hawkins with Composed Images

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