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Children’s Air Ambulance flies newborn baby Caiden home safely and quickly

After what she describes as “the hardest ten days of my life”, Emily Milton was “overwhelmed with gratitude” to see her tiny son Caiden safe and comfortable inside a specially designed baby pod ready to be flown by the Children’s Air Ambulance.

The Children’s Air Ambulance took off from our Oxford base to collect the NEST Team, a specialist neonatal transport team from University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. They then flew to Plymouth to pick up Caiden. It took just 26 minutes to fly him back to Musgrove Park Hospital, compared with a journey of 76 minutes by road.

Read Caiden’s story here to find out how critical our fast response and timesaving transfer saved his life.