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Sondalo, Italy - 08/02/17 ->09/02/17

During skiing one might expect a fracture of the lower legs. Our patient however went skiing and needed repatriation because of a subdural hematoma with hemiparesis. After operation she was fit to fly on 09/02/17. Our IC nurse brought the patient and the husband back on a commercial airplane and brought them to a local hospital in Belgium for furth...
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Tenerife, Spain - 06/02/17 -> 07/02/17

​During his winter stay, our patient had to be admitted in Hospiten Sur in Tenerife because of an exacerbation of his known COPD due to a pneumonia. After two weeks hospitalisation the patient could return home with a saturation of 92%. Our IC nurse escorted him on a commercial plane to a local hospital in Belgium with the help of oxygen ...
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Barcelona, Spain - 05/02/17 -> 06/02/17

Visiting the beautifull town of Barcelona a belgian tourist had to be admitted on 27/01 due to a pneumonia R. After treatment with oxygen and antibiotics she was fit to fly on a commercial plane. Our IC-nurse used the POC during the flight (Personal Oxygen Concentrator) to be sure that the patient, with a know COPD, could receive oxygen during...
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Val Thorens, France - 18/01/17 -> 19/01/17

​On 18/01 our ambulance was sent to Val Thorens to pick up a skier with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Because of the pahology the assistance center chose for our brand new luxurious Mercedes V-class. The patiënt was transported home in the most comfortable way imaginable. Movies, newspapers, magazines, enthousiastic drivers ... ...
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Cartagena, Spain - 23/12/16 -> 24/12/16

​Even on Christmas Eve our nurses are ready to bring back home Belgian tourists. Our patient was admitted on 15/12 due to a respiratory failure due to a cardiac failure. After IV treatment she was declared fit to fly. Our IC nurse brought her home on a commercial airplane with the help of our POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator). Patient and husband ...
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Benidorm, Spain - 16/12/16 -> 17/12/16

​Having a winter rest, an older belgian lady had to be admitted on 08 November for a fast atrial fibrillation with cholelithiasis, cholecystitis and a urinary tract infection. On the 7th of December a re-admission was necessary which led to a repatriation. Our IC nurse brought the patient, wih an important medical history, back on a commercial...
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Antalya, Turkey - 14/12/16 -> 15/12/16

​On 5/12/16 a tourist was admitted in a local Turkish hospital with an acute exarcerbation of a COPD. During the hospitalisation a CT scan showed a suspicion of a bronchus CA. The assistance center decided to repatriate immediately to Belgium for a follow-up in a universitary hospital; Our IC-nurse escorted the patient with the help of our Personal...
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Sölden, Austria - 13/12/16 > 14/12/16

​The first winter repatriation started with the repatriation of a ski accident in Sölden. The skier was admitted with a fracture of the tibia left. Our ambulance team brought the unfortunate tourist back home for further revalidation.
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Costa Adeje, Spain - 19/10/16 ->20/10/16

​A Belgian tourist was admitted in a local hospital in Tenerife for a right basal pneumonia on 07/10. After some investigations they discovered also a pancytopenia which needed further investigation in a Belgian hospital. Our IC-nurse escorted the patient and his friend on a commercial airplane. The MedicEvac ambulance team brought the patient to a...
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Alcudia, Spain - 19/10/16 -> 20/10/16

Our Belgian patient was brought to the ER in Mallorca because of pneumonia with bronchospasmes. After a treatment with antibiotics her saturation improved and she was declared fit to fly. Our IC-nurse escorted the patient home. Because of the pneumonia we took also the POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator) with us during the flight.
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