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Medical Repatriation by Helicopter

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We offer medical repatriation by air ambulance using helicopters to our customers who desire it and require direct air patient transport from one hospital to another within a specific location. Our medically equipped helicopters are often used for medical flights to transport patients safely and comfortably by air. Thanks to their unique flexibility and landing capabilities, our helicopters do not require airports and are therefore particularly suitable for our customers who need direct patient transfers from one hospital to another, even in cases of emergency since a medical crew is on board to offer pre-hospital patient care in-flight. As such, we can transport ill or injured patients safely. 

Patient transfer by helicopter air ambulance

Our helicopter ambulances are not only suitable for time-critical intensive care patient transports by air but, if desired, can also be used in non-life-saving situations such as for mobile patients who need to be accompanied by medical specialists during a flight in case they might need pre-hospital care while in the air. In contrast to regular belief, this type of air ambulance is not just for rescue missions or trauma patients. Air medical services have evolved so that now, aeromedical transport facilities are accessible to all. They are increasingly being used for MEDEVAC missions as well

Return transport by helicopter makes sense particularly for short distances and enables fast and flexible patient transfers. It is an ideal air ambulance service in the event of a medical emergency. Moreover, a doctor or a paramedic is always available in the air ambulance to care for patient

This type of air ambulance is suitable for both emergency and non-emergency patient transport between hospitals as they can usually land on the existing helipads at the hospital. Even if a hospital doesn't have its own helicopter landing site, the helicopter can usually land in the immediate vicinity. Therefore, a lengthy transfer journey to or from the airport in an emergency ground vehicle is avoided and those in life-threatening situations will be able to reach their destination more quickly while obtaining pre-hospital care by the flight crew, which includes a doctor or a paramedic. 

Medical helicopter equipment

The air ambulance helicopters we use, such as the EC 135, EC 145, AS 350, AS 35, Bell 212, BK 117 and many others, are fitted with modern intensive care equipment similar to that of an air rescue helicopter. 

The standard fit-out of a medical ambulance includes the following medical equipment which can be used throughout a flight:

  • Scoop stretcher with vacuum mattress and patient warming system
  • Biphasic defibrillator, as well as external pacemaker, syringe pumps and pressure infusion bags
  • Mobile intensive care ventilator
  • Infection protection kits
  • At least 2,400 litres of oxygen
  • A bag valve mask with a demand valve and vacuum pumps
  • Portable intensive care patient transport ventilator
  • Multifunctional monitoring for ECG monitoring
  • Emergency backpack with special medical equipment for the care and transport of children and babies
  • Blood pressure measurement, pulse oximetry, capnography and temperature measurement

Depending on the individual needs of the patient, we are able to install additional equipment to our medical helicopters thereby ensuring the best possible care for the patient throughout the whole transport flight. The medical equipment contained in the medical helicopter is comparable to that of a rescue helicopter making it an ideal form of medical transport for short-haul patient transfers including those needing critical care or trauma patients. 

Any further questions on our helicopter-based air ambulance service?

We have significant experience dealing with emergency and non-emergency cases with our medical helicopters. You can find further useful information about medical repatriations by helicopter in our FAQ.

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