Mobile ICU ambulance service
Netcare 911 developed mobile ICU ambulances in response to the dire need for providing an intensive care environment for the transfer of critically ill or injured patients, high-risk patients between medical facilities.
A critically ill or injured patient may, for example, be transferred to another medical facility for specific specialised treatment which is not available at the hospital to which the patient had been admitted. Furthermore, patients are often taken to the nearest emergency facility for stabilisation after an accident or traumatic incident, and may thereafter need to be transferred to a hospital offering specialised services for their ongoing treatment.
The Volkswagen Crafter was customised to Netcare 911’s specifications, to serve as highly specialised mobile units. The vehicle has a large cabin area, which gives paramedics the necessary space in which to efficiently provide advanced life support therapies for their patients, and furthermore offers excellent stability, occupant safety and comfort, reliability and performance.