Heathrow Air Ambulance Service Works With Embassies All Over the World

An air ambulance company can work with a citizen's embassy to help bring someone home if they have an accident or become ill traveling in another country.

Heathrow Air Ambulance Service is pleased to remind anyone in need of care traveling in another country that they have relationships with various countries' Embassies and Consulates all over the world.

One of the most important pieces of information travellers can have while traveling overseas is the phone number and/or address for their country's nearest Embassy or Consulate. This knowledge is important for safety, especially if they have to visit a country with a travel warning or alert in place. But being able to reach out to an embassy or consulate is also key if they become sick or have an accident. If this worst-case scenario happens, the Embassy or Consulate can work with an air ambulance repatriation company to help bring them home for proper care.

"If you need to return home after a medical emergency, the first thing you should do is contact your embassy or consulate in the country you are visiting," Heathrow Air Ambulance Service operations manager Colin Walker-White said. "The government officials can help you find an air ambulance repatriation company, inform relatives, and do a lot of good things to take away the stress."

Once they find an air ambulance company it will start to work with the government officials to help bring you home. It's especially helpful to have these people working for the patient in the air ambulance booking process. the patient will be able to fly home much faster with help than trying to fill out all the paperwork themselves. "If you're sick or have an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is all the administrative stuff," Walker-White said. "It's probably the single biggest relief of all the patients that we have helped in the last 3 decades."

Most private air ambulance companies, like Heathrow Air Ambulance Service, have already have a built in relationship with several embassies and consulates all over the globe. "That means when you depend on us with your medical needs, we have the experience and understanding for your situation," Walker-White said.

Family is also an important part of the process. Before leaving for the trip, one must always alert their family about travel plans. If an accident or illness is serious enough their family may have to do a lot of the heavy lifting to help get the patient home. If the family needs to communicate with their embassy or consulate they will need to have as many details as possible. One way to help one's family is to scan some of personal important documents and send copies to one's relatives. After that set up a secure email or cloud folder.

Being prepared for anything is what being a good, practical traveller is all about. Typically no one thinks they will need an air ambulance transport until they do. But when travelling, one will have all the help they need in an emergency if they have their country's embassy or consulate info at a moment's notice. Heathrow Air Ambulance Service can be easily reached by calling Int Tel: + 44 (0) 1753 654751 or UK only 0800 707 6788 or visiting them online at http://www.heathrowairambulance.com/repatriation.html.