Gama Aviation is continuing to build its medical services offer with a new medical repatriation service focused on repatriating patients to and from the UK.
The service will combine Gama Aviation’s Dorset-based medical team with its own dedicated air ambulance aircraft, those of audited third parties, and commercial airlines to provide medical care when repatriating patients into the UK or from the UK. The service has been in trial during the previous two months after the abatement of Covid-19 commercial flight restrictions.
“We have now successfully delivered a number of these missions including supporting patients moving from Qatar, India, Indonesia and Europe. We expect an increase in seasonal repatriation requests as both the business and leisure markets open up after nearly two years of stasis due to Covid-19,” commented Dr Simon Forrington, Medical Director for Gama Aviation Special Mission.
Mark Smith, Managing Director for Gama Aviation Special Mission added:“Our aim is to provide a single point of contact for private individuals, insurers and governments that will ensure loved ones are repatriated with the utmost care and attention. To do so, we passionately believe that we need to ‘own’ the challenge and provide a true bed-to-bed service. You simply cannot do the part of the job that suits you. As such, we believe that this new service offers insurers and governments an efficient ‘one-stop’ solution to repatriating citizens in their time of need.”