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A leading news site recently reported that one in four people travelling to a foreign destination do not consider taking medical travel insurance. While no one wants to dwell on the idea of things going wrong or falling ill on a dream vacation, accidents may happen anytime and to anyone. That only goes to explain why you must get a travel ...

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A more cost-effective option is repatriation from abroad by ground ambulance, not air ambulance. However, when organising such a trip, it is important to check the patient’s health. Is this the best way for them to travel? Are they strong enough to cope with the longer journey? Other factors we need to take into consideration include the ...

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Every day, we advise dozens of people on medical repatriation from abroad. We are often asked whether using an ambulance to bring a patient home from abroad is a sensible alternative to using an aircraft. There are many reasons you might ask this, and we discuss these further below. Availability Many people see ambulance aircraft as a form ...

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Most ambulance flights have to be carried out as fast as possible. Even if a patient has been deemed fit to travel, it is important to find out which drugs they are on, what kind of equipment they will require, which ambulance will transport them to the air ambulance, etc. In such cases, a phone call to the doctor currently treating the ...

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German hospitals enjoy an excellent reputation among many patients worldwide. Especially in Russia and the CIS countries as well as the rest of Eastern Europe, but also on the Arabian Peninsula and in Asia, Germany is considered one of the top destinations for medical procedures abroad. Individuals from Russia and Kazakhstan still constitute ...

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Medical transport on a chartered flight is the most economical way of transporting injured or sick people by air. This is only possible for less complex illnesses, when patients are not dependent on artificial respiration or other intensive care procedures during patient transport. For this, several rows of seats are transformed into a special ...

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Fit to fly?

June 2017

When transporting patients by ambulance aircraft, it is important to make sure that the patient is well enough to travel. Many patients do not know who is qualified to answer such a question. For that reason, many patients rely on the opinion of doctors at the hospital where they are currently being treated. If you fall ill abroad, you may ...

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Nobody likes to think about it, but it happens – you have an accident on holiday or fall seriously ill abroad, meaning you need to be repatriated home. You might even need intensive care transport, depending on the severity of your situation. Many people contact their insurance company first in such a situation. Insurance usually covers ...

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As well as providing rescue flights and medical repatriations from abroad, we also offer patient transport on the ground. We can, for instance, take patients from the clinic to the airport or collect them from the airport after an air ambulance flight and drive them home. We deploy ambulances and rescue vehicles depending on the medical ...

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The equipment inside most air ambulances is the same as you will find in an intensive care ward: one – or, in larger planes – several mobile hospital beds (the stretchers on which patients are transported) and many medical devices, which constantly analyse patients’ vital signs and emit an alarm signal if there is a problem. The equipment ...

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An air ambulance (sometimes referred to as a rescue plane) is an aircraft that has been specially equipped as an ambulance, and can be either a turbo-prop or jet plane. Turbo-prop rescue planes are rather slower than ambulance jets but have the advantage of being cheaper to operate, as well as being capable of landing at small, regional ...

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