The Golden Hour – Our Guiding Principle
In the frightening event of emergency trauma care, a few minutes can be the difference between life and death. The first hour after a serious accident or trauma is known as the “golden hour”. Receiving definitive medical care within this period is vital. In general, the sooner medical care is administered, the better the outcome for the patient.
It is important to know that all emergency medical care needs to be conducted within the shortest possible time, including in the event of a heart attack or stroke.
To add to the volatile situation of a traumatic event, not all medical facilities have the ability to offer the care needed to stabilise or resuscitate a patient often resulting in a time consuming transfer procedure.
Rescuing people in emergency situations is what we do. It is our goal to deliver urgent medical care and transport a patient in the quickest possible time to a suitable medical facility.
Why you should care
In cases of severe trauma, complications such as shock and internal bleeding may occur if the patient does not receive the urgent medical care needed. It therefore becomes a priority to transport a patient suffering from severe trauma to medical specialists, most often found at a hospital’s emergency casualty room for immediate emergency medical treatment.
Ask yourself this question… if faced with a life-threatening situation or when your loved one is in need of emergency trauma care and assistance, will you be prepared? Do you know what to do, where to go, who to call?
Golden Hour Care
At Affinity Rescue, we have our own dedicated “blue light” routes directly to the Emergency Casualty Room of a hospital closest to the accident. Apart from access to a nationwide network of Ambulances, we also offer you access to rescue helicopters with direct access to highly skilled and qualified medical personnel to all private and public hospitals!