Air Ambulance from Nigeria to UK
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Soon after 1960s, Nigeria was well on the path to developing a stable and robust healthcare system. The first two decades of growth saw the country of just under 200 million people moving at a steady pace. However, the plummeting oil prices in the 80s led to external factors increasing the pressure on healthcare spending, which led to a series of decisions that the country has been trying to undo ever since.
Today, the absence of a robust healthcare system, including in Lagos, means that, on average, 20,000 Nigerians travel to India each year for medical assistance. As such, using an air ambulance from Nigeria to the UK then ensures that you can capitalise on the full experience that the country has to offer without compromising on your health.
Why Should You Take an Air Ambulance from Nigeria?
An air ambulance from Nigeria is a handy tool to have in your corner just in case you need it. It guarantees you a safe flight home to receive whatever medical care you may need, no matter the emergency. Our Nigerian customers take air ambulance aircraft for a myriad of reasons including:
- The need to be close to their family and friends
- The assurance of more advanced, higher-quality and state-of-the-art medical facilities in a foreign country
- Language barriers that hamper effective communication between patient and doctor.
On the surface, it seems easier and cost-effective to book a commercial flight yourself and travel to a hospital. However, in the real sense of it, it is impossible for seriously ill patients to book a return flight ticket in a commercial airliner and get back home. Therefore, an air ambulance ensures that your medevac gets you home safely and quickly.
There are two ways to get from Nigeria to the United Kingdom. You could either go on a commercial flight or an ambulance aircraft - both come with medical staff on board that will accompany the traveller and proved adequate patient care. The patient will be accompanied by a doctor or a paramedic while lying down on a stretcher or sitting upright in business class during air ambulance flight by commercial airliner.
An air ambulance jet, however, is equipped with ICU-level machines and medical personnel. Despite commercial repatriation being cheaper, it is not always possible for seriously ill patients to get repatriated by a commercial airliner if ICU treatment is needed due to their medical condition. Furthermore, it is quicker to use an ambulance jet since it is faster to mobilise. This means that, depending on how you or a patient is doing, a private jet might not only be a better option due to both the presence of medical equipment and a medical team – it may be necessary.
Is Your Air Ambulance from Nigeria Covered Under Insurance?
There's a possibility that medevac is covered under your insurance. Every insurer handles air ambulances differently. There are some insurance providers who may cover your entire repatriation process and all associated costs, while there are other providers who place limitations on different aspects of the repatriation process depending on what they think is necessary.
What's included can be confusing, and it would be unfortunate to book an ambulance only to find out that you aren't covered. A simple way to avoid this is to reach out to your insurer and ask them. They are best placed to expound on what's covered under your policy and or not.
If you still have problems with your insurance company, our Medical Repatriation UK team is always available to talk to you about your "plan b" and help you figure out how to get you back home.
How we calculate the cost of an Air Ambulance from Nigeria
No two people are the same – as such, no two medical cases are the same. Due to this, we can't standardise our costs. Instead, we calculate our prices on a case-by-case basis. To arrive at this calculation, we look at a large number of factors around the individual case. Some factors that we may consider are:
- The distance covered
- The route
- The patient's state of health
- Level of attention given
- The number of friends and family accompanying the patient
- The type of air ambulance required
- The urgency of the request
Why Should You Choose Medical Repatriation UK?
Medical Repatriation UK has tie-ups to all major airports in the country as well as smaller airfields making us the perfect partner for an air ambulance from Nigeria. Our highly qualified and experienced team will manage your entire journey from helping you plan ground transport to the point of pick up to ensure you receive premium in-flight medical treatment. What's more, we have a fleet of well-equipped air ambulances and a large team of experienced professionals available to you at some of the most competitive rates in the world.
Feel free to reach out to our team any time – day or night. We are on standby to talk to you about all the options available when selecting an air ambulance service. So, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on air ambulances and find out why Medical Repatriation UK is the right partner for you. You can also reach us via email or by filling in the contact form below, and we will get back to you within few hours.
Any further questions?
You will find more information about the medical repatriation of patients from Nigeria in our FAQ. The answers to the most important questions are summarised there.
Contact us now for your medical repatriation
If you require medical repatriation from Nigeria to UK you can contact us at any time. We would be happy to advise you and can provide you with a free, non-binding quotation upon request. You can reach our 24-hour service:Back