OUR QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ARE TRAINED TO PROVIDE DIGNIFIED PATIENT TRANSFERS
Almost one third of the population will be obese by 2020, and ambulance trusts currently do not have the capacity to meet the challenge. Call us on: 01743 465565 for immediate assistance
NSL Care Services know you’ve got an increasing problem with Bariatric Transfers. At NSL Care Services we can help with the transfer of morbidly obese patients. We understand the challenges you face with pressures on time, cost and reputation, and the balance between patient care, bed blocking and discharge.
We understand the unique and dignified way in which bariatric patients need to be treated, fully appreciating the fear of prejudice and embarrassment, and putting this as high on the agenda as safety and comfort.
Our fully qualified and competent personnel are fully trained to understand the risks involved with movement, and the communication skills necessary to ensure the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams to complete the transport arrangements
NSL Care Services has the latest equipment available to assist patients up to 75 stone. We use robust stair equipment to overcome access issues, and motorised wheelchairs, hoists and pat slides to ensure every patients need is met.
Our specialist Bariatric vehicles are designed with patient comfort and safety in mind. Lowerable air suspension and Ricon heavy duty tail lifts and electric winches ensure easy patient loading. Air conditioning, privacy glass , and an onboard oxygen supply system support patient needs.
And our personnel are fully qualified and registered to drive on blue lights should the need arise.
Obesity - The Facts
Poor communication between multi-disciplinary teams has led to shocking headlines and reputation risk.
Only 39% of ambulance trusts have bariatric ambulances.
The cost and maintenance of vehicles can be a real drain on resources.
Delays in discharge and bed blocking affects critical NHS key Performance Indicators.
Bariatric Ambulance Service - equipment
Ricon inboard fully automatic heavy duty tail lift (500kgs)
Sumed Fortuna bariatric folding wheelchair (50 stone capacity)
Bariatric stair-pro carry chair
Ferno Megasus Stretcher
Premier mobile bariatric hoist (47 stone capacity)
Tinted privacy glass and cassette window blinds
Lomax Folding wheelchair
Ferno cmpact 2 carry chair
Piped oxygen system
Roll-a-ramp access system for easy off site access (10 foot reach)
Recessed Unwin tracking for wheelchair/ stretcher locks
Blue light capability
Hand gel dispensers
If you need to have an on demand or contracted bariatric ambulance service, contact us