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, the patient was to be brought back to her home in Manchester on board an ambulance aircraft as carefully as possible, however very promptly, in order to ensure the best medical treatment and rehabilitation possible.
As is customary, Medical Air Service’s pick-up service was able to make an appropriate aircraft Bombardier Learjet 35 available at the airport in Faro (Portugal) for the transport of this patient. The international airport in Faro is Portugal’s third-largest air-traffic hub and is often named Algarve’s Gateway due to its proximity to this popular holiday destination. Of course the entire pick-up form abroad accompanied by an experienced team of doctors that had the condition of the patient under continuously control. After a brief flight duration, the air-ambulance flight landed in Manchester where the patient was picked up by an ambulance and brought to the hospital to be treated. There, she was handed over to the doctors on site safe and sound.