Hydra's Hospital is a small "cottage style" hospital without a major emergency ward. Having said that most emergencies are competently dealt with by our medical staff. There is a full x-ray department and the doctor and nursing staff are very experienced at dealing with breaks, sprains and bruising etc. If required, accidents and emergency illnesses are referred to mainland hospitals and the arrangements are made by Hydra's hospital for patients to be transferred by dolphin or in extreme emergencies by medical helicopter. Associated with the hospital, Hydra also has a small electrical ambulance. It looks a bit like a golf caddy and it can only be used on level streets. If necessary, stretchers are sent up the hills so that accident patients can be carried down. The banner at the top of this page shows the ambulance.