August 8, 2022

Waterford rescue chopper flies sick little boy to UK for lifesaving organ transplant

A young boy has undergone a life saving organ transplant in London after he was flown to the UK from Ireland in a Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117

The Waterford-based rescue crew mobilised yesterday as part of the operation to bring “very sick little boy” to Kings Hospital in London.

Rescue 117 confirmed: “Our crew were delighted to be a part of a big operation this morning when a very sick a little boy needed to get to Kings Hospital in London for a life saving organ transplant. Great international multi agency coordination between National Ambulance Service, Air Traffic Control, Irish Coast Guard, HM Coast Guard, RAF Northolt Staff, London Ambulance Service.

“Well done and thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen, we wish the little lad a very speedy recovery.”


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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