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Last week, the Medical Air Service organised a medevac flight to York (UK) for a British man who suffered a cardiac arrest during his Ibiza holiday. Our English and Spanish-language repatriation service immediately contacted the doctors at the Can Misses Hospital on Ibiza after receiving the call, in order to handle the medical clarification ...

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During holidays in Venice, an 81-year old American woman suffered multiple bone fractures after a serious accident, necessitating admission to a trauma department at a local hospital. Her husband contacted the repatriation service of the Medical Air Service to let us organise urgent repatriation to Austin, Texas (US) for his wife. As ...

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In cases when a treatment close to home at the required level of quality is not possible, patients from Asia or Africa frequently take long-distance flights to be treated in Great Britain. For, as was recently the case for Medical Air Service: After a severe fall, an 83-year-old Indian woman broke her hip and had to undergo immediate ...

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For a patient from Pakistan afflicted with cancer, we recently carried out an intensive-care transport by plane from Great Britain back to Lahore. Following the operation and months of treatment at a specialised hospital located in Newcastle, the medical treatment was to be continued in her home country. In the run-up of the air-ambulance ...

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Last week, we received a request for an air-ambulance flight from Faro (Portugal): A British citizen asked Medical Air Service for the quickest repatriation possible for his 70-year-old wife. During the couple’s vacation in Portugal, she broke her hip and was only able to move with a great deal of effort and subject to severe pain. Therefore ...

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Last week, the team of the Medical Air Service organised transport for a patient who was being relocated to his home country Wales. Given that the patient was in very critical condition, the transfer was only able to take place under medical supervision in an ambulance jet equipped for intensive care.  Following an in-depth medical ...

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Family environment and the familiar setting of one’s own home are often the determining factors when deciding against stationary rehabilitation treatment. This is why many relatives and patients opt for outpatient care in the comfort of their own homes after a hospital stay. Last week, our team provided support in form of a patient transfer ...

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Recumbent patients in a stable condition may find that the transport on board a scheduled flight is a cost-efficient alternative to an ambulance jet. The relatives of an elderly patient decided on this mode of transport from Düsseldorf to Chicago. Instead of the usual seat rows, there was a private section with a stretcher built into the back ...

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When it comes to urgent air ambulance flights, it is crucial to take swift yet measured action to ensure a fast but safe patient transfer on board the aircraft. We received such a request not long ago when we were asked to transport a patient from the United Arab Emirates to a medical appointment from Geneva (Switzerland) to Seattle (USA) ...

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The possibilities of appropriate medical treatment in Africa are very limited. Due to the low standards of living in many countries and insufficiently developed infrastructure, patients are often provided with considerably worse treatment in the few existing hospitals than they would be in Germany. In addition to this, there is the large ...

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In the case of slight injuries which do not require to any extensive post-treatment, patients often express the desire to be treated in their native country. In order to structure the convalescence as pleasantly as possible in such a disagreeable stay in hospital, the patients appreciate the proximity of their next of kin. To bridge the ...

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After a severe stroke and subsequent pneumonia, the next of kin of a 70 year old man requested that we implement a patient transportation from Athens to Germany. Since, in the case of older patients with strokes, the motor-function system is often damaged, many next of kin decide on rehab. treatment in Germany. Extraordinarily high standards ...

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Once again a call for help reached our team from the ambulance flight central last weekend from the very popular vacation destination of Mallorca. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, older folk use the chance to escape the cold and wet season in Germany. The island of Mallorca, which is one of the Balearic Islands, is especially popular in ...

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Last weekend the central ambulance flight unit once again organized a short-term patient transportation from Poland to Austria. The patient and his next of kin from Krakow had decided on a move to Austria, due to the extraordinarily high standards of care there, and asked us for assistance in the coordination of the flight ambulance. As ...

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Patients with injuries to the brain are frequently particularly unstable and require thorough treatment of a high medical standard. In south-eastern European countries, such as Croatia, such treatment cannot always be guaranteed and so the next of kin of a patient from Germany decided on a patient take-back last week. In this case, the patient ...

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In the case of slight illness or injuries which do not require intensive-care, medically-equipped ambulance aircraft, the next of kin of our patients often refer back to the low-cost alternative of a scheduled flight with accompanying person. For that, a few rows of seats in the rear part of the aircraft on a normal scheduled flight are ...

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Often the most severe injuries are caused by explosions, which require lengthy post-treatment and a lot of stamina from the patient. Not infrequently, the cure progress and irreversible damage are difficult to foresee. Nevertheless, high quality treatment can shorten the cure progress significantly. Due to the very severe injuries and third ...

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A road accident is frequently associated with the most severe injuries, where laborious post-treatment is required. In the case of such incidents abroad, the question often arises for the next of kin as to how they can bring the patient back home with maximum levels of security and complication-free. This case reached the central ambulance ...

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Surprisingly, there are still clinics in existence in industrial nations today which do not correspond to normal medical standards. However, in a central European metropolis such as Paris, something like this is not expected. For this reason, an insurance association asked us to bring back a patient from a Paris clinic. After a member of the ...

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Stretcher transportation on a scheduled flight often represents a low-cost alternative to the ambulance jet in the case of non-critical patients. In this case, the next of kin of a patient also decided on this type of transport from Munich to Istanbul. Instead of the usual rows of seats, a concealed area with a stretcher was set up in the rear ...

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Only 48 hours previously a message from a desperate next of kin of the seriously ill patient reached us, which requested the take-back of his brother from abroad. As early as a few hours after receiving the order, we were able to successfully check whether the patient was able to travel based on a medical report. This standard and free ...

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Last weekend the central ambulance flight unit supported a patient return from Munich to Moscow. After the successful treatment of a Russian citizen on German soil, he was flown back on a Learjet 55 to Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow. We fly patients not only to this airport, but also to the two other international airports in ...

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Last week the nephew of an Iranian citizen alerted the central ambulance flight unit. After a heart attack, the patient did not have sufficient medical support in Iran and, at the request of his next of kin, was now to be treated in Hamburg. Thanks to our long-standing, international experience in the area of flight ambulance services, we were ...

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Last weekend the central ambulance flight unit supported colleagues from Japan, by flying a patient on a medically-accompanied scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Japan. However, since the patient was in a Prague hospital, the central ambulance flight unit coordinated the transfer to Frankfurt Airport in an appropriately-equipped rescue ...

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