What Exactly Is a Medical Repatriation? And When Could It Become Necessary?

Air ambulances, Medical escort, Repatriation, Road ambulances

Medical repatriations are return transports from abroad or long-distance ambulance transports within the respective country. If you fall ill, for example, or have an accident during your vacation, your business trip, or in your holiday home, you may need to return home. To do so, you will have to claim a medical repatriation. There may be various reasons for it, perhaps there is a better health care in your home country, or you would just like to be close to your …

Air Ambulance vs. Road Ambulance

Air ambulances, News, Road ambulances

Air Ambulance: An air ambulance transportation would require the patient to be transported from the hospital to the airport by a road ambulance, and then transferred into the aircraft, which obviously involves both time and moving the patient. The flight is naturally quicker than a road ambulance, however if an emergency situation arises during the flight the aircraft would firstly have to divert to an airport, and then the patient must be transferred to a road ambulance for the journey to a …

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

Air ambulances, 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 …

Medical Repatriation by Road Ambulance

Road ambulances

The most wonderful holiday or overseas trip can be brought to a sudden and abrupt end by an unforeseen accident or illness. A major concern often raised by the people we come into contact with, is that medical care overseas may not be of the standard and quality that you have come to rely upon back home in the UK. We understand that you and your dependents may want to be cared for back home in a familiar and trusted …

Familiar surroundings boost recovery

Air ambulances, 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 …

Top travel diseases

Health advice, Travel advice

mugEvery year, adventurous travellers look to add new exotic destinations to their must-see list. Some of the most popular destinations for 2017 are Oman, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Colombia and the Philippines. Unfortunately, those countries host travel diseases that could seriously disrupt your holiday. Here are some of the most common travel diseases and what you can do to prevent them. The Zika Virus and others Zika received much attention during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in …

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

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 UK and you have a medical emergency, you will most likely be covered by your health or house insurance. But if …

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

Travel advice

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 …