Which mode of transportation is the best for your patient? Which one is the fastest or most efficient?
We can give you advise under consideration of the patient's present medical situation.
We are able to arrange everything, from the treating physician's first medical report, all documents needed for the airline, organisation of the seats, stretcher or patient transport compartment and the ground ambulances on both sides.
These medical escorts are most often done by a single physician or nurse. This person has to check several points before starting with the transfer:
When all points are checked the transfer can start. All points are also communicated with our office. Discrepancies are also communicated with the customer.
Lufthansa is able to install a special critical care compartment on their Boeing 747, Airbus A340 and Airbus A330. Within this patient transport compartment (PTC) a critical care patient can be treated, safely, without disturbing other passengers. A patient must not require a sealevel flight or suffer from a contagious disease.
Besides the compartment Lufthansa provides the medical equipment and the ICU nurse. We have the critical care physician.
Most often Frankfurt is not the final destination of the patient, requiring an ongoing air ambulance flight. This is one of our main advantages, as the patient stays under our ongoing medical treatment in the air ambulance. Even here, we do a "bed-to-bed"-service, improving the medical quality and safety of the patient. This is our complete service hardly any other company offers.
According to the actual medical situation we can give specific information on the possible options for a medical escort..
For the safety of the patient we will always send a complete medical team on very long distances that are planned to take longer than 16 hours.