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Case studies

From Equatorial Guinea to Paris – with COVID-19

July 2020

COVID-19 – also known as Coronavirus – has spread throughout the world in the last few months. Unfortunately, the healthcare systems of some countries are not equipped in such a way that all patients wish to place their trust in local treatment. Instead, some patients with COVID-19 decide to take an ambulance flight to another country where …

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From Cairo to Atlanta – with pneumonia

July 2020

Pneumonia can, in some cases, be life-threatening. Therefore, a businessman who was resident both in Egypt and the United States wanted to book an ambulance flight when he fell ill with pneumonia in Cairo. In Atlanta, his second home, he hoped for significantly better treatment outcomes. Two things were particularly important to him for his …

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Ambulance flight from India to the USA

July 2020

When vital medical treatment is needed by a family member living abroad, many relatives want their loved one to receive further treatment close to them, so they can provide their family member with emotional support. To achieve this, long journeys for the patient are often unavoidable. This was the case during a recent assignment of ours …

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Medical Repatriation from the Indian Ocean

June 2020

Working for a British shipping company, we were recently able to demonstrate our worldwide operational readiness. One of the company’s ships was travelling across the Indian Ocean when a crew member suffered a stroke. Particularly in cases of stroke, rapid medical assistance is vital. As the nearest civilian port was too far away, the ship …

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Air ambulance flight to Portland for an …

February 2020

Most travel insurance policies that include health cover offer medical repatriation in medically necessary and sometimes also medically reasonable cases [link]. Some insurance companies carry out the patient transport themselves, but many insurers prefer to rely on the experience and expertise of private providers like Medical Air …

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Medevac flight from Ibiza, Spain

January 2019

Last week, Medical Air Ambulance organised a medevac flight to York, the UK, for a British man who suffered a cardiac arrest while on holiday in Ibiza. Our English and Spanish repatriation service immediately contacted doctors at the Can Misses Hospital in Ibiza after receiving a call from his family, to clarify the patient’s medical condition …

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Urgent repatriation to Austin, Texas, USA

December 2018

On a holiday in Venice, an 81-year-old American woman had a serious accident which resulted in multiple bone fractures. She was admitted to a trauma department at a local hospital. Her husband contacted Medical Air Ambulance’s repatriation service to ask us to organise urgent repatriation to Austin, Texas, for his wife. Since communication …

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Air ambulance to London (Great Britain)

November 2018

Patients from Asia or Africa frequently take long-distance flights to the UK for medical treatment if they cannot guarantee good treatment in their home country. Medical Air Ambulance recently had to arrange such a trip. An 83-year-old Indian woman broke her hip in a fall and had to undergo an immediate operation. Since high-quality medical …

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