For most of us, being on holiday is the best time of the year. It’s particularly unsettling when a serious injury abruptly puts an end to this time of relaxation and makes a return transfer from abroad necessary. This recently happened to one of our patients whilst she was on a well-deserved holiday in Namibia in the south of Africa. She had taken a bad fall and suffered a femoral neck fracture. Her husband turned to the return transport service at the Deutsche-Privatjet to request help in arranging a patient transport to Munich for his wife at short notice. Once there, the patient was to receive the best possible treatment and be operated on by a specialist.
Given that we specialise in global patient transfers by plane, we were able to provide a suitable rescue aircraft for this specific flight route in a short space of time to transport the patient home from abroad. In order to keep the patient as comfortable as possible during the journey, we arranged the entire return transport from Africa with one provider in line with our comprehensive bed-to-bed principle: Besides the Bombardier Learjet 60 ambulance jet, we also provided ground transport by ambulance from the clinic in Windhoek to Hosea Kutako International Airport, as well as from Munich Airport to the hospital. Of course the entire return transport to Germany took place under highly qualified medical supervision on the ground and in the air. Shortly after we delivered the patient safely into the hands of the doctors in Munich, she underwent a successful operation and is already on the road to recovery.