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The South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) is an intensive care service, transporting critically ill children from local hospitals to intensive care units (PICUs).
Our team is made up of doctors and nurses from our intensive care unit who are specially trained in making sure children are stable and comfortable before they leave hospital, while they are travelling in an ambulance, helicopter or plane and when they are settling in to a PICU.
Two teams are available to transport children 24 hours, 7 days a week. When they are not transporting children, the team are working within our intensive care unit.
You can find out more about what we do and the care we provide in our intensive care unit by watching this short film produced by The Guardian.