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New Service - Ambulance Transports

New Service - Ambulance Transports
​After a run-in with our repatriations by commercial flight, the board of MedicEvac decided to give a go to complete the circle and now also offer repatriatons by ambulance. After a thorough market study, MedicEvac decided to purchase ambulances Mercedes E-class. These are the only ambulances which are equipped wi...
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Manacor - Palma de Mallorca, Spain - 02/10/15 -> 03/10/15

Manacor - Palma de Mallorca, Spain - 02/10/15 -> 03/10/15
A couple on vacation in Palma de Mallorca had to visit in urgency the doctor as the wife suffered from severe back pain. The hotel doctor send her to the local hospital where she was admitted immediately. An infiltration did not bring the desired results and the patient was put under corticosteroids while waiting to repatriated. Our IC nurse left o...
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Kuala Lumpur, Maleisia - 25/09/15 -> 27/09/15

Kuala Lumpur, Maleisia - 25/09/15 -> 27/09/15
A Belgian client fell down in a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands in Maleisia on 24/09/15. Admitted in a rural hospital it was clear that he had a fracture of his proximal tibia which needed an urgent operation. Because of some orthopedic history on the same leg, the doctors and the patient asked for a repatriation to Belgium. The patien...
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Freiburg, Germany - 20/09/15 -> 21/09/15

On 11/09 a Belgian patient was brought by trauma helicopter to the University Hospital of Freiburg after a status epilepticus of 60 minutes. The patient was brought to Intensive Care intubated, sedated and ventilated and put under hypothermia. After wheaning and extubation, the patient was transported back to Belgium with a reanimation ambulance ac...
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Windhoek, Namibia - 13/09/15 -> 16/09/15

We were missioned to bring back a couple from Windhoek, Namibia. This couple had a car accident not far from the National Parc d'Etosha. The wife suffered from a clavicula fracture and the man had a sternum fracture. We brought both patients back in business with a wheelchair assist for the wife. Our nurse gave a helpfull hand and a lending ear for...
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Barletta, Italy - 09/09/15 -> 10/09/15

Our nurse started a mission to Barletta, Italy, on 09/09/15 to bring back an older patient back to Belgium. The patient was doing a tour in Italy but had to interrupt her trip because of a sudden attack of sciatica. The nurse visited the patient in the hotel and they took the plane the next morning. Our nurse controlled the pain with medication and...
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Tetouan, Morocco - 20/08/15 -> 21/08/15

A 89 old patient with a history of Alzheimer disease was brought back by one of our IC-nurses from the hospital in Tetouan. The patient needed medication and logistic help during the flight. Together with the daughter they brought this disorientated patient safely back to his home address in Belgium.
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Alzira, Spain - 07/08/15 -> 08/08/15

On the 7th of August we send our IC-nurse to Alzira to visit a patient in the university hospital. The patient suffered from a AMI and received on 25/07 a drug eluting stent and recovered very fast. Our nurse escorted the patient on a normal commercial flight and kept a close eye on the vital parameters. A standard repatriation for our nurses !
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Calgary, Canada - 04/08/15 -> 06/08/15

Shortly after the long flight from Brussels to Canada, a Belgian patient suffered from pain in her leg. After a visit to the hospital it was clear that she had a phlebitis in her lower leg. However she also had short of breath which was caused by a pulmonary embolus because of the phlebitis. The patient was discharged at 31/07 and stayed in a hotel...
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Avignon, France - 30/07/15 -> 31/07/15

Vacuum mattress ? Check ! IC-Nurse ? Check ! Ready to pick up a patient from Avignon with a pertrochantic fracture after an accident with her bike on 26/07. The patient was admitted and operated the next day. We send our IC-nurse by TGV to pick up the patient and transport her as comfortable as possible with a vacuum mattress on a commercial flight...
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