Annual Report 2020/2021

Retrieve’s primary aim and focus is to provide our critically ill and injured patients in the South West, who require transfer between hospitals, with a high quality service that is equitable across our complex geography. 

Over the past few months, adult critical care transfer has achieved national recognition at the most senior levels of the NHS and this has resulted in the development and publication of a new NHS England Service Specification for Adult Critical Care Transfer Services, ensuring the long-term provision of dedicated services for all adults in all regions of the country. 

Retrieve have been integral in shaping this specification and we continue to work with colleagues across the country to lead the way on our journey to improve critical care transfer care for all. 

Infographic: Retrieve in numbers: 491 referrals, 319 transfers, 39,700 miles travelled, 56 time critical escalations, 109 urgent escalations of care, 50 repatriations, 104 capacity transfers.