Medical Repatriation

A medical emergency can occur anywhere in the world and at any time: while being on a cruise, a city trip or a skiing holiday. Even if nobody likes to think about it, an accident or sudden illness during a holiday abroad can turn into a serious problem quite quickly. Whereas initial treatment is carried out locally, many patients want any further treatment to be carried out in their home country. The reason for this is clear. In more out-of-the-way countries in particular, adequate medical care cannot always be guaranteed. The patient also wants to get back close to his or her family as soon as possible, and to deal with important matters during convalescence from home. A medical repatriation is neccessary.

What Methods of Repatriation are Available?

For medical repatriation, we provide an ambulance jet or air ambulance depending on the patient’s state of health and the particular route. These air ambulances are equipped with the latest medical equipment and permit the best possible in-flight medical care. Whether intensive care is needed or if the case is less urgent, – our patients always receive the best care, and are quickly and safely repatriated.

Using a commercial stretcher flight is often the most appropriate method if the patient is stable and can be transported lying down. Since no intensive care is required, the patient can be transported on a stretcher which can be placed in the aircraft by taking away a few seats. The patient can then fly home accompanied by medical staff. Should any complications arise, the highly-qualified medical staff can act quickly to guarantee the patient’s welfare and safety at all times, even during repatriation in a scheduled airliner.

Medical Air Service: 24/7 Service for your Repatriation

Our Medical Air Service is available round the clock for patients and relatives. On contact, you can describe your situation to our expert staff who will advise you personally, in a non-binding way, as to what steps are to be taken. We will give you a quotation at short notice for the safe and speedy repatriation of the patient. You can leave the rest to us. We will see to organising the medical repatriation from hospital bed to hospital bed. This includes the ground transport of the patient by ambulance or rescue vehicle to take him or her from the foreign hospital to the nearest airport, or from the destination airport to the admitting hospital. The Medical Air Service even organises communication with the foreign authorities and with the doctors on site. The patient can concentrate on getting well again; we take care of the rest.

Use our FAQs to find out more about the organisation and procedure of repatriation by plane. And if you have further questions contact us by phone, email or by using our contact form.