Press release 03.03.: AMBU-TRANS is added to FCO

Air ambulance, Medical escort, News, Road ambulances

AMBU-TRANS Ltd is proud to announce it has been added to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) “List of Medical Repatriation Companies in the UK”. What does this mean for our clients? This excellent new development means our clients can very easily find information regarding the services offered by AMBU-TRANS Ltd, and our contact details from British Embassies around the world. It also means the Embassies can upon request provide our contact details without our clients having to try and search for them themselves emergency …

Familiar surroundings boost recovery

Air ambulance, Repatriation

home comforts Have you ever felt homesick? Even the most intrepid explorer longs for home when they are unwell. In fact, it’s widely recognised that our surroundings can have a real effect on our recovery and that it’s best to get patients home as quickly as their condition allows. The positive impact a patient’s environment can have on their recovery is reflected in guidance for hospital design, particularly children’s wards. In the UK there are calls …

We can get you back home – in at least eleven languages

Repatriation

Part of the adventure when travelling overseas is cross-cultural communication. Getting what you need and we speak your languagewhere you need to be using a different language can be a real challenge. Simply obtaining a plate of chips or finding your way to the beach can feel like a real triumph. But if you or somebody you care about falls ill abroad, the excitement of being immersed in another culture can quickly …

Is travel insurance necessary?

Health insurance, Repatriation, Travel advice, Uncategorised

Do I really need travel insurance? Is it ever worth it? We often ask ourselves these questions before we go on holiday. Here is a simple rule to help you decide: the further away from home you travel, the greater the need for insurance. If you are on vacation in the US and you have a medical emergency, you will most likely be covered by your health or house insurance. But if something …

Top 5 skiing injuries

Health advice, Medical escort, Uncategorised

skiing injury It is that time of year again when winter sports enthusiasts head to the Alps or elsewhere to enjoy snowboarding and skiing. Unfortunately, that also means you’ll start to see coverage of air ambulances bringing unlucky skiers back home. If you don’t want to cut your holiday short, you should take some precautions. Here are the top 5 skiing injuries and what you can do to prevent them. Top 5 ski injuries Knee injuries are …

Top 5 skiing injuries

Health advice, Medical escort

skiing injury It is that time of year again when winter sports enthusiasts head to the Alps or elsewhere to enjoy snowboarding and skiing. Unfortunately, that also means you’ll start to see coverage of air ambulances bringing unlucky skiers back home. If you don’t want to cut your holiday short, you should take some precautions. Here are the top 5 skiing injuries and what you can do to prevent them. Top 5 ski injuries Knee injuries are …

Winter holiday medical care and repatriation

With the days getting shorter and shorter, we’re all longing for sunshine. That’s why many sun seekers are choosing to go on winter holiday now and cure their winter blues with some vitamin D. The Canary Islands, Curaçao, and Cape Verde are among the most popular winter destinations. But what is the medical care like? And in an emergency, can you be repatriated back home? Canary Islands repatriation from a winter holiday in Curaçao Medical care: good The …

From open carriages to MICU ambulances

old ambulanceDid you know that in the past sick people were carried to hospitals by wicker stretchers and horse-drawn carts? Or that many were simply left to die? Our modern state-of-the-art ambulances make this hard to imagine. Medical transportation is now common practice and there are even many different types of ambulances. The MICU, short for “mobile intensive care unit” is an example of one of the most advanced modern ambulances we …

Can I travel with COPD?

Repatriation, Road ambulances, Travel advice

COPD has a huge impact on daily life, so a holiday can be a welcome change. This is why GPs and specialists are frequently asked “can I travel with COPD?” The short answer is yes, you can. However, there are a number of things you should check beforehand. You need to make sure you are fit to fly, choose a COPD friendly destination and prepare for the possibility of repatriation in an emergency. What is COPD? …

Home for Christmas

Everyone wants to be home for Christmas, in the company of their loved ones. This is especially true for those who have fallen ill abroad. At AMBU-TRANS we work hard to safely repatriate patients back home in time for Christmas. Christmas: repatriation season Last December was the busiest we’ve ever had at AMBU-TRANS. “It seemed like sick people everywhere in the world wanted to get back home,” Gerrit Vrieze, our CEO and medical coordinator recalls. In the space of just one week, …