Inside a road ambulance
During the journey all the patient’s needs will be looked after by our trained staff, including the administration of medicine or treatments. If the patient is able to eat and drink, the team will make sure they receive plenty of food and water – at no extra charge.
The patient’s stretcher can be put in either a flat or an upright position so the patient can lie down or sit up when they want to. It is possible to switch between these positions while moving, so there is no need to interrupt the journey to ensure the patient is comfortable. If the patient is mobile, we will stop for comfort breaks whenever necessary during which they’ll be able to use the lavatory. The medical team can offer assistance if needed.
In most cases, patients can take a piece of luggage and a foldable non-electric wheelchair on board the ambulance. Depending on the patient’s condition it is often also possible for one other person to accompany the patient during the repatriation journey – as long as it doesn’t interfere with patient safety or treatment.