We recently took a patient from Pakistan, who had cancer, by intensive care transport from the UK back to Lahore. Following the operation and months of treatment at a specialist hospital in Newcastle, the patient returned home, where she would continue to receive medical treatment.
In the run-up to the air ambulance flight, our medical team ensured that the patient was fit to fly. Immediately following this, we started to plan the flight and apply for the required authorisations.
For this repatriation, we used a Bombardier Learjet 55 equipped with intensive care facilities. It took off from Newcastle Airport to take the patient and her companion to Lahore. At Alama Iqbal International Airport, the patient was picked up by another medical team and taken to hospital in Pakistan by ambulance.
The patient’s family was infinitely grateful for all we had done, and thankful that the trip had gone well.