KSS and Everdrone to implement drone response solution
Everdrone’s First on Scene Grid technology will enable rapid delivery of medical equipment to emergencies by drone
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), an air medical charity serving southeastern England, has teamed up with Everdrone to deliver first aid equipment by uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).
KSS will support Everdrone as it implements its First on Scene Grid technology in the UK for the first time. The collaboration will expand KSS’s service to include the delivery of vital medical equipment to the scene of time-sensitive incidents.
Equipment that can be delivered include automatic external defibrillators (AED) and other time-critical medical supplies, enabling first aiders on-site to begin delivering care before the arrival of ground or air ambulances. The drones will also offer visual situational awareness to the dispatch center.
“Our collaboration with Everdrone to initiate implementation of this technology is a first for an air ambulance charity in the UK,” said Leigh Curtis, Executive Director of Service Delivery at KSS. “The technology is already making a viable difference to patient outcomes in other countries, so this is an important step in our ambition to help save the lives of even more people in communities across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.”
The news follows the successful implementation of Everdrone’s technology in Sweden and Denmark in the past few years.