Since I've been out here floating around aboard Freedom of the Seas, I've been asked several times about medical emergencies while we are at sea. We have two doctors, three nurses, and a well equipped hospital on board so most medical emergencies can be handled here on the ship.
Should more highly specialized care be required while we are sea, patients can be evacuated via helicopter. I have posted views of and from the helipad here.
The medical care is so good on board some cruise line ships that some people chose to retire to the sea where they have all the comforts of a fabulous hotel, a different port every day, and medical care on call if needed.
So, there you have it. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.