Many companies/organisations call us because they need to lease or purchase a ground ambulance for their site operations or offices. This article gives 4 key considerations you will probably need to make during the process.
- To buy or to lease?
The upfront cost of buying a ground ambulance is high, therefore many companies prefer to lease at a monthly or quarterly agreed fee. An additional advantage of leasing is that the vehicle is leased along with a driver, maintenance contract, medical staff, fueling package and equipment replacement package.
- ALS or BLS?
ALS stands for Advanced Life Support, whilst BLS stands for Basic Life Support. These descriptors reflect the types of medical equipment that are installed on the ambulance and the level of support that can be offered to a patient.
If the aim of your ambulance system is to manage very minor injuries and you are located close to a hospital, you may consider a BLS ambulance. If more advanced management is required, then an ALS ambulance should be your first choice.
Terrain considerations are very important especially in Africa where many roads are poor and sometimes inaccessible especially in swamp locations; seasonal. In such locations a 4X4 ambulance maybe required.
Some organisations that we work with have to manage emergencies in hostile environments and request bullet proof/bomb proof ambulances. This maybe a consideration in some parts of Africa/Middle East.
The Flying Doctors Nigeria is a member of the British Safety Council that specializes in providing medical solutions such as air ambulance and medical evacuation, ground ambulance procurement and leasing, remote medical services such a medical staffing, online company clinic set-up, site clinic management, occupational health, medical evacuation insurance and other health consultancy services for the oil & gas industry as well as other corporate, military and non-governmental organizations.
For information about how we can support your organization please:
Visit our website: www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com, or
Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Call us on: 0700 FLYINGDRS/ 0700 3594 64377