England 1, Germany 1, Asociacion Amigos Europeos de Javea 2
Long distance repatriation services for individuals is a complex matter. Needing to ´get back home´ when you have a severe medical condition or in an emergency can certainly be a worrying experience. Sometimes you might be able to fly by ordinary plane, sometimes an air-ambulance might be required, but should the doctors state that flying is out of the question, then repatriation by road is the only method.
Four months ago we wrote about an English lady who successfully underwent an emergency road repatriation to the UK. In this issue we can tell you about a German lady suffering with a serious heart compliant who recently needed road repatriation to Germany.
Fast and reliable repatriation, where the care given to the patient throughout the journey needs to be bespoke and tailored to ensure that all of their medical needs are met, yet whilst aiming to get them home as quickly as possible, is quite a tall order. Luckily in our area there is one such Ambulance Service capable of fulfilling such a task - The Asociacion Amigos Europeos de Javea (AAEdJ).
Having been initially treated for her heart condition in a private hospital in Denia, the German lady (who has asked to remain anonymous) could only continue further treatment back in her native country. Initially she purchased a plane ticket for the journey, but her doctors then advised that her increasingly serious condition meant that flying would be impossible, and so the AAEdJ were brought into the picture. With two drivers (Miguel Angel and Juan Bautista) and a doctor and a nurse and of course the lady patient on-board, the 23 hour road journey was completed successfully without incident, delivering her safely to the designated hospital in Dusseldorf.
Laure Bolufer, who is the AAEdJ’s Registration Manager, is able to update Female Focus about the patient’s progress. “I have spoken with her, and she is doing fine but she is going to need about 2 months treatment in the hospital in Dusseldorf. If her treatment goes well, she is hoping to return to her home in Spain at some stage.”
The AAEdJ fleet of ambulances don’t just do repatriations, they are fully equipped to supply a full emergency service, and are akin to mobile intensive care units, and their staff are fully trained. The Asociacion covers the majority of the Costa Blanca, whatever locality you are in, including the inland areas. Joining costs just €50 for a whole year for the whole family, and to do so please call Laure on
96 579 6099 from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. She will work with you to pinpoint exactly where your house is on the map, and establish the fastest routes to it, and this and other information will be stored in their system.
The photos show Juan Bautista and Miguel Angel in front of the Rheinturn building in Dusseldorf