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 operation. Since high-quality medical treatment in India could not be ensured, the patient’s family made efforts to arrange a surgery appointment at a hospital located in London. The daughter of the bedridden patient additionally contacted Medical Air Service in order to arrange an air-ambulance flight from Ahmedabad (India) to London.
On the route outside of Europe, we offer our services at the usual high level of quality – therefore, we were able to promptly make a medically equipped ambulance aircraft Bombardier Learjet 35 available that brought the patient and her daughter from Sardar VallabhbhaI Patel Airport (Ahmedabad) to London/Luton. In order to ensure the maximum level of care for the elderly patient during the entire ambulance transport from India, we organised the patient transport from a single source according to our bed-to-bed principle and additionally provided qualified ground transport by ambulance, both in India and in Great Britain. Only a few days after we handed over the patient to the doctors in London, the woman was successfully operated on and was able to travel back to Indian following an appropriate rehabilitation period.