PTS crew travel to Scotland in the name of patient care

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A crew from Patient Transport Service has been praised for great patient care after taking a patient in need from Scotland to Essex.

In north Essex, the patient transport service (PTS) conveys patients across the country that are registered under a North Essex GP.

But on Monday, 4th September, the team received an unexpected booking for a transfer from Aberdeen Royal infirmary back to Colchester Hospital. A patient had a fall on a cruise and underwent extensive surgery to his leg and hip.

Damien Brown and Michele La Monica, Ambulance Care Assistants from North Essex, travelled to Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5th September, stayed overnight and transferred the patient back to Colchester General the following day.

This journey was approximately 1,100 miles in total and took the crew an impressive 10 ½ hours to return with the patient on the Wednesday.

Kelly Staines, Ambulance Liaison Officer, said: “I would like to thank the crews and all the north Essex crews that volunteered to undertake this journey.”

Since the new contract in April 2016, the service has already been able to repatriate patients from Pontypridd, Truro, Sheffield, Plymouth, Aberdeen, Wigan, Edinburgh, Shropshire, which is all undertaken by fantastic crews in North Essex Patient Transport Service team.

Published 21st September, 2017

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