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Medevac missions carried out by Medical Repatriation UK’s air ambulances

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Medevac missions carried out by Medical Repatriation UK’s air ambulances

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At Medical Repatriation UK, we ensure that our patients are transferred safely, reliably, and quickly. Our medevac air ambulance services come out on top by combining the various skills required in aviation, medicine, and management in order to provide exceptional evacuation services in the shortest and most efficient manner possible. We provide a comprehensive range of aeromedical services, including scheduled patient air transfers or even organ transfers to hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. We use cutting-edge aircraft and equipment, as well as professional and experienced crews, to retrieve patients both domestically and internationally. Our dedicated teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss, plan, and coordinate the most appropriate patient transfer and care. Read on to learn more about the steps involved in booking one of our medevac flights. But first, let's talk about our medevac air ambulances.

Understanding Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) flights

Have you heard of the terms medevac or medivac but aren't sure what they mean? Medevac is an abbreviation for medical evacuation. Let us get to the crux of the matter:

Because it is not hindered by obstacles on the ground, an air ambulance can be relied on to transport the sick and/or injured quickly and efficiently. As such, medevac patients are typically transported on board a fixed-wing aircraft with capable flight medics who are well versed in medical evacuation transportation, thus ensuring the patients’ stability during their transfer to the nearest qualified medical facility.

Who needs Medevac services?

Medical Repatriation UK's aircraft are also dedicated to medevac flights, but not in the context described above. They are outfitted with the most advanced portable medical equipment to monitor, but also to treat patients during the flight. Despite the fact that we are not an emergency air ambulance provider, we do transfer patients from one medical facility in their home country to another one in a neighboring country, which is a form of medical evacuation or intra-hospital transfer.

Indeed, because such care cannot be provided in the host country, a medical plane is chartered to transport the patient to the nearest suitable hospital or, if necessary, to a neighbouring country. A medical team is on hand to care for the patient throughout the evacuation.

Our medical evacuation services are frequently required for patients who, for example, have been in an accident in a relatively remote location or who have become unexpectedly ill outside their home country. Most of these patients are initially hospitalized in another country and need to be transferred to another medical facility for better treatment, but they are too ill or injured to withstand the rigors of commercial flights.

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How are our medevac missions carried out?

A medical evacuation consists of several stages. But it all starts with a phone call... The patient, a relative, or a colleague contacts Medical Repatriation UK’s platform, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to request assistance.

Our medical evacuation unit, which is composed of multilingual experts working in close collaboration with a global network of correspondents, assesses the medical situation of the patient. This may include contacting the attending physician or consulting his medical records. Following an analysis of the situation, a decision is made regarding the possible organization of an evacuation and its methods, taking into account the latter's state of health, local medical capabilities, and the best balance of time and efficiency.

It should be noted that, similar to antibiotics, medical evacuation is not automatic and is dependent on the patient's health! This is why, guided by common sense and the patient’s medical interest, Medical Repatriation UK always seeks a constructive solution that prioritizes his health.

The specificities of our air ambulances for medevac missions

When you choose Medical Repatriation UK for your medical evacuation transportation needs, you can be confident that you are in capable hands. Our team is prepared to evacuate the patient with the highest level of care for long-term recovery. Indeed, our medevac service ensures that critically ill or injured patients are transported safely, quickly, and reliably to an overseas healthcare facility.

Our medically configured jets and planes are manned by a medical flight crew that includes a doctor and a paramedic and can be outfitted with equipment similar to that of an intensive care unit and cutting-edge medical technologies, a few of which are:

  • Medications;
  • Portable blood gas analyser;
  • Oxygen monitors and ventilators;
  • Neonatal and paediatric equipment;
  • Compact defibrillator and monitor system;

Why contact us for your medevac mission?

Medical Repatriation UK has a long history of arranging medevac flights for international clients, and has earned a reputation for providing a seamless air ambulance service while putting patients first. Our multilingual teams, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can organize your medical flight and get you the best services within hours of booking. We also go above and beyond by paying attention to the small details that matter, such as providing bed-to-bed services on both ends of your transfer.

Here are 6 more reasons to fly with us:

  1. We prioritise your safety, security, and privacy: Both in the air and on the ground, your safety and security are our top priorities. As a result, we always adhere to the strictest industry standards;
  2. Our pricing is competitive, and there are no hidden fees: We have built a reputation for competitive and accurate pricing with no hidden fees or charges. Our pricing is straightforward! In the end, you only pay for what you requested;
  3. We have personal account managers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Our teams are made up of highly trained, multilingual aviation experts, so you can count on us to keep you updated on the status of your case;
  4. Services tailored to your specific requirements: We offer a variety of services that can be tailored to your schedule and needs. If you require additional services, such as bed-to-bed service, please leave the details to us. We can also arrange for a medical escort;
  5. Our flights can be scheduled within hours following your booking: We react faster by using cutting-edge technology to respond quickly and contact our teams in a matter of hours;
  6. We will get you where you need to go, when you need to get there: Because private terminals are frequently used for speed and convenience, there are no waiting lines for check-in, boarding or baggage claim. 

Read more about our missions here.

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Do you have any further questions?

Many of the most frequently asked questions about medical evacuation and patient transfers are addressed in our FAQ section.

Contact us right away if you require medical evacuation!

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