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Repatriation Repatriation

Methods

Long distance road ambulance

Long distance road ambulance

Repatriation by road ambulance is the most comfortable and convenient way to get a patient home safely.

Our fleet is always on standby.

Our medical team come to you in one of our ambulances. They carry out their own examination to make sure it is medically safe to take the patient home and prepare them for travel. Meanwhile, the office team makes all the necessary preparations for the repatriation. They liaise with the hospitals at both ends and make arrangements for tunnel or ferry crossings if necessary.

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Private Air Ambulance

Private Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance Our EMS Air Ambulance option means that our medical team will come to the patient to conduct a medical examination to determine whether it is medically safe to fly. Once they have deemed the patient fit-to-fly, our logistics team will make all the necessary preparations for repatriation.

All EMS aircraft are ICU equipped, which enables us to allow patients on life support to travel home safely. Our aircraft provide the patient with ample room and comfort while also allowing the medical team to provide the patient with high-quality care and treatment.

Our logistics team will remain in contact with the hospital staff at all times to ensure that, when the patient arrives, there is a bed available. The EMS team will remain with the patient until all the paperwork is completed, and a successful handover has taken place.

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Medical escort

Medical escort

It is sometimes possible for a patient to travel home on a commercial flight accompanied by a medical professional.

Our medical team come to you bringing all necessary equipment and medication with them. Once they arrive, they carry out their own examination and prepare the patient for travel. We arrange for an ambulance and take the patient to the airport.

A repatriation on a commercial flight with a medical escort is much cheaper than a private air ambulance.

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How do I know which service is right for me?

Through our many years of experience with various repatriation services (Road Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Medical Escort) we have built up a wealth of knowledge and know-how in this field. Our team consists of highly competent medical experts and they will advise you on the best way to repatriate.

In doing so, we take the following factors into account:

The patient

Each patient requires medical care tailored to their exact situation. The best and safest way of transportation depends largely on his or her medical condition. Are life support measures required? Does the patient need to be ventilated? Can the patient sit upright, or will the patient have to lie down during the entire journey? Each case is carefully mapped out in consultation with the family and often with the local doctors before we come up with a plan that best suits the patient's needs.

Distance

Distance is another crucial factor in choosing the best method of transport. An ambulance can cover large distances by road, but a flight is considerably faster. Some waters can easily be crossed by ferry or through a tunnel, so an ambulance can be used by road. An ambulance flight, on the other hand, is the fastest way for international or even intercontinental repatriations. Thus, repatriation to Belgium and repatriation from Morocco are possible.

Urgency

Time and speed can play an important role in the decision which transport method suits your situation best. Sometimes the circumstances are such, that waiting too long before making a decision is not an option from a medical point of view or is simply impossible for the family. In these cases, we can react quickly and take the optimal measures for your situation.