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Safe and dignified transport solution to those whose weight, or condition require specialist transport
Our Bariatric Service is designed to provide a safe and dignified transport solution to those whose weight, or condition require specialist transport.
Our vehicles are fitted with additional equipment, including an extra wide ramp capable of lifting and conveying 600kg utilising hospital beds up to 3ft 6inches wide.
A 1-ton electric winch assists in the loading and unloading of beds and either a Ferno Megasus bariatric stretcher which is expandable to 39 inches wide, or a Stryker Power-Pro TL stretcher, which can carry patients up to 70 stones, are used throughout our Bariatric fleet.
Available equipment's carried are folding aluminium ramps, Ferno electric stair climber, Mangar Camel & Mangar ELK lifting cushions, Quintal Q2 Motility transfer board and heavy-duty patient turner, slide sheets & moving aids, and portable lighting.
All the Emergency Medical Technicians working on these units are given additional training.
This includes understanding bariatric needs, CPR training on a bariatric manikin, manual handling of the obese patient, risk assessments, and training on all equipment used.