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Airlift baby 'stable' after flight drama
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A SERIOUSLY ill baby flown to Glasgow for emergency treatment is in a stable condition in Yorkhill Hospital.

A SERIOUSLY ill baby flown to Glasgow for emergency treatment is in a stable condition in Yorkhill Hospital.

The 17-week-old tot was airlifted from the Isle of Barra in the Western Isles yesterday.

An air ambulance was scrambled in the early hours and a team from Yorkhill flew to Benbecula Airport after emergency services were alerted that the youngster was suffering from breathing difficulties.

A doctor and nurse arrived on Benbecula and then flew on to Barra, where the baby was being treated at St Brendan's Hospital. The retrieval team were able to stabilise the youngster enroute during a dramatic return journey to Glasgow.

The aircraft touched down at the SECC helipad at 4am and an ambulance was waiting to rush the child to Yorkhill.

A spokeswoman for NHS Greather Glasgow and Clyde described the baby's condition this morning as "stable."

In January premature twins were flown to Glasgow on an RAF Hercules from the Outer Hebrides.

The military aircraft was scrambled from an RAF base in Wiltshire to help transfer the twins, born 13 weeks early, from the Isle of Lewis.

The Hercules was called in after severe weather conditions made the flight too dangerous for an air ambulance.

Babies Roseanne and Joseph arrived safely at Glasgow Airport.

They remain in a stable condition at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.



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