Medical Air Service at Mthatha Airport in Umtata is your reliable partner for any medical repatriation. Our experienced employees are available 24/7 to talk to you. They can arrange medical transport home for patients within the shortest time possible by jet or helicopter. You can make an inquiry by calling us or filling in our contact form.
Our long experience in international medical repatriation also means we can provide a fast response in Umtata, South Africa. We also handle the entire journey, giving you a single point of contact. Since our partners’ ambulances at Mthatha Airport can go directly to the waiting air ambulance, delays are reduced, allowing the flight to proceed as safely as possible. A fast take-off is guaranteed since air ambulances in Umtata have priority, reducing the length of the patient’s journey.
We are available 24/7 for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you ask us to, we can arrange medical repatriation within a few hours by helicopter or jet. We can also provide paediatric transport with incubators from Mthatha Airport in Umtata.
Intensive care air ambulance flight from or to Mthatha Airport
We can carry out urgent intensive care transport in Umtata. We use fully equipped air ambulances staffed by experienced medics to ensure the flight goes as smoothly and safely as possible. For the best possible in-flight medical care, the air ambulances we use (e.g. Learjet 35A or Cessna Citation Bravo) have permanently installed intensive care equipment, with additional equipment if required. This flexibility guarantees rapid, safe patient transportation at all times from or to Mthatha Airport and the shortest lead times.
As well as jets, medically equipped helicopters also stand ready at Mthatha Airport. We can offer bed-to-bed patient transport, provided that the hospitals or clinics involved have space for a helicopter to land.
Ambulance flight with Covid-19 in Umtata
Our ambulance planes and helicopters can also transport patients who are infected with coronavirus (Covid-19). Whether you need an ambulance flight to Umtata or whether Mthatha Airport is the starting point for an air ambulance to another country: We make sure that the patient reaches his destination safely.
Due to a modern isolation device, a spread of the disease to the medical crew or companions is effectively prevented. Thanks to lowered atmospheric pressure inside the device, no viruses can leak out. Still, the flight medic can treat his patient as the situation requires: Strategically placed ports permit all necessary medical procedures.
Paediatric transports in Umtata
Special care is required when transporting babies or children. Medical paediatric transport enables our smallest patients to receive all the care they require. To provide the best service, only highly specialised air medics with many years of experience are used for paediatric transport from Mthatha Airport. In addition, our medical equipment is always state-of-the-art and is continually replaced by the aviation company. In flights from Umtata, we currently use the Draeger 5400 transport incubator, because of its reliability.
If the patient’s destination has a helipad, we use an appropriately medically equipped ambulance helicopter, and discuss in detail the patient’s medical needs with their doctors in Umtata. We also use hospital heliports to keep the trip as short as possible.
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Our team is available 24/7 for a no-obligation, free consultation. Within hours we can organize an ambulance aircraft to bring you home from anywhere in the world. Please contact us: