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Hovertravel April, 27 2022

Hovertravel recognised for Island Rescue Patient Transfer Service

Hovertravel won a silver award at Tourism South East’s 2021/22 Beautiful South Awards in the Resilience & Innovation category with a submission detailing their rapid off-island stretcher patient transfer service. 

Neil Chapman, managing director at Hovertravel, said: “Being recognised by these prestigious awards for our community-focussed Island Rescue service is very rewarding for all those involved in getting the project started and keeping it operating even when the pandemic finished.  This rapid off-Island transfer of stretcher patients would not have been possible without the expert assistance of Griffon Hoverwork, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and our own engineers – all of whom worked alongside our pilots,  our operational teams, the IOW Ambulance Service and the IOW NHS Trust to create a service which helps save lives.”

This is the second award which has recognised the innovation of this service, with Hovertravel also securing the best Passenger Transport project by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. For more details please visit:

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