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Solent Transport trials using drones to deliver medicine to IoW hospital


Rhodri Clark
31 January 2022
Drones are delivering chemotherapy medicine from West Sussex to the Isle of Wight
Drones are delivering chemotherapy medicine from West Sussex to the Isle of Wight


Chemotherapy medicine is being transported by drone over the Solent to gather data on the feasibility of using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles to deliver urgent NHS consignments.

The trials, from 31 January 31 to 31 March, are flying the medicine between the Army’s drone centre at Baker Barracks in Thorney Island, West Sussex, and St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight.

They follow similar trials last autumn and use an electric-powered drone which can take off and land vertically. Larger...

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