Independent of any one single mode of transportation, we link patients around the world using ground ambulances, fixed wing air ambulances, helicopters and scheduled commercial airlines. Our highly skilled Transport Teams are fully cross trained and certified to travel anywhere in the world - by any means of transport.
Transport medicine is the vital link connecting patients with the care they need - anywhere in the world. Being independent of any one single mode of transport means we do not have a strategic interest in selling unnecessary or costly services to our clients. We choose the right mode of transport for the right patient - with the ability to provide strategic, cost effective and innovative solutions for our clients and patients.
Transport medicine brings the acute care environment to the highways, airports and skies of the world, linking critically ill patients with centres of excellence, connecting patients with specialized medical care and reuniting patients with their homes, communities and families. Whether travelling over five miles or five thousand miles, our Transport Teams circle the globe, weaving our patients into the fabric of the world's healthcare systems. We are LIFESUPPORT Patient Transport and our mission is to provide Worldwide Patient Transportation Solutions.TM
Inter-Facility patient transportation comprises the majority of our regional transport volume and is the busiest portfolio within the organization. While under the care of one of our government licensed Paramedics or Critical Care Transport Nurses, our ground transport teams move patients locally, regionally and internationally. Our Critical Care Transport (CCT) teams provide highly specialized medical care and transportation over long distances. Using Physicians, Critical Care Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Paramedics trained in out-of-hospital transport medicine, we bridge the gap between the hospital Intensive Care Unit and the mobile environment, providing ICU nursing and medicine to the critically ill and injured. Our worldwide Air Ambulance program operates on the proven LearJet, King Air and Challenger aircraft. LIFESUPPORT Patient Transport is the choice of the world's leading travel insurance and assistance companies. With dedicated medical interiors and highly skilled Transport Teams, our ICU equipped jet aircraft provide timely and cost effective worldwide air ambulance response.
Commercial airline medical escort solutions are an effective way to mitigate and contain the high cost of a traditional fixed wing ambulance. We maintain operational bases in Vancouver, Toronto, Honolulu, Calgary and Tokyo. The global network of scheduled airlines provide our Transport Teams with safe and reliable access to most countries around the globe. As one of the few fully integrated companies in the world, we commonly link our four transport modes: ground, fixed wing and rotary with commercial solutions to provide a seamless, cost effective and efficient solution. Incorporated and operational in both Canada and the USA, we are an international company.
LIFESUPPORT Patient Transport was the first organization in Canada to use the Augusta Westland Model AW139 for medevac purposes. Working in partnership with London Air Services of Vancouver, British Columbia, a solution was developed to fit a stretcher system securely into the AW139 aircraft. This medium lift 16 passenger helicopter combines speed and safety with ample room for our Critical Care Transport teams and family members. In fact - we operate on the most powerful and performance capable helicopter platform on the West Coast. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians cross the Canada-USA border for day trips to the Pacific Northwest. The AW139 is capable of reaching these patients and rapidly repatriating them back to Canada before they are admitted to US facilities, thus saving our clients tens of thousands of dollars in admission costs to US hospitals. The twin engine, IFR capable AW139 means we can land on any hospital heliport, remote island - and even on cruise ships travelling through British Columbia's waterways.