LifeLINK Air

LifeLINK Air

Seconds count when it comes to treating critically ill or injured patients. That’s why Cape Fear Valley has a medical helicopter in its Mobile Integrated Healthcare service line.

Our Airbus H135 lifeLINK Air helicopter can respond directly to an EMS scene pre-designated landing zone, or community hospital to expedite patient transport when time is critical.

Patients who could benefit the most from the new aircraft include patients suffering from:

  • Multiple trauma injuries
  • Burns
  • STEMI heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Post-cardiac arrest with return of spontaneous blood circulation
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Patients needing advanced airway intubation
  • Patients for which time is critical.

As Cape Fear Valley Health is regional healthcare system, we are working hard in central and southeastern North Carolina to enhance patient experiences delivering the ill and injured to definitive care safely and quickly. Our patients can rest easy that the onboard Registered Nurse and Certified Flight Paramedics have extensive experience in treating and caring for patients in the transport environment.

Who Can Request

Scenes: LifeLINK Air will respond to launch requests from Local PSAPs (County 911 Centers). Each county can determine who has the responsibility and authority to request a medical helicopter based on local 911 system capabilities. Typically, most public safety agencies, including Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Forestry and Search and Rescue Teams, have established protocols on the use of a helicopter.

Interfacility: Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, can request air medical transport for patients in their care for transfer to Cape Fear Valley or to other area healthcare facilities.

How To Request

Field providers should contact their local 911 Center requesting the resource.

County 911 Centers: Call (910) 615-5359 or (910) 61-LLFLY.

Hospitals: For interfacility transfer and transport: 1-800-219-5454