Leading International Ambulance and Healthcare provider Falck has just boosted its UK Patient Transport Service function with the arrival of a fleet of New MAN TGE Ambulances.

The 92 new Patient Transport Service (PTS) vehicles will be operated by Falck Ambulance UK and will be based from their new Wembley operating base.

For more than a century, Falck has worked with both public and private organisations across the world to assist and support people in to prevent accidents, diseases and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently and to rehabilitate people after illness or injury.

As a direct result of over 113 years dedication in helping people, Falck has become the world’s largest independent ambulance providers, with operations in 31 countries across the world.

Simon Thwaites, Head of Fleet Falck UK, said: “Our aim is to expand on our people-helping-people philosophy and to become a leading provider of independent ambulance and Patient Transport Service (PTS) vehicles in the UK.

“These new cutting edge MAN TGE based ambulances, all equipped and built using the latest patient transport healthcare practices, will help us deliver not only a greater level of operational excellence, but a more efficient and modern level of service throughout the cycle of patient care.”

The TGE vans, all 3.140 medium wheelbase high roof models, were converted locally by one of the UK’s leading specialist commercial vehicle body builders, Cartwright Conversions of Belton Lincolnshire. Featuring a moulded interior lining which is easy to wipe down and a new composite none-slip flooring, they offer a bright, comforting, practical and modern environment which offers a generous amount of space for patients, passengers, staff and capacity for storing equipment.

Each of the vehicles comes equipped with the facility to carry patients of all mobilities including those requiring specialised stretchers or wheelchairs. To safeguard patient welfare Falck have designed the vehicles with additional heating and air conditioning, tinted windows, modesty screens and a flexible seating layout which enables a patient’s family members, or a carer, to accompany them during their trip. Rear access ramps and additional side-loading door steps are fitted to all vehicles. All of the 92 converted vehicles are built to the highest standards in Cartwright’s dedicated ISO9001 facility.

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