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Compassion, comfort and care: Transporting patients in a hospice or palliative care setting
End of life patient in bed waiting for a palliative transfer service, with loved one next to them

How EMA helps supports World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

As we approach World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on the 9th of October, we wanted to take the time to share some information about how we work to support individuals being treated in this type of care setting. 

We have seen first-hand the important and amazing role that carers, nurses and other staff play in providing the most comfortable and positive last months, weeks and days of an individual’s life. 

We also understand that patient transport too plays a critical role, enabling individuals to be transported comfortably and safely to a facility where they can access the support and services they need, or to be transported to their home to be surrounded by loved ones. 

When an individual is nearing the end of their life, it is both a frightening and emotional time not only for the patient, but also for their family.  

This is why it is essential that the individual is surrounded and supported by a team who helps to make the experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible, and that the family is kept informed and involved every step of the way. 

During such a difficult time, the last thing anyone wants is to be anxiously waiting for transport to get a loved one home or into a hospice. 

This is why we work extremely hard to ensure that no patient or family has to endure this stress. 

We stay in constant communication with the family to let them know our whereabouts and will arrive at the given time ready to transport the patient. 

Through our extensive experience and custom-built ambulances, we are then able to transport the patient and provide them with the most comfortable journey, surrounded by everything they require, whilst being accompanied by a team of friendly faces who are on hand to meet their every need.

A family member will also be able to travel with the individual at all times, so they are always surrounded by a loved one. 

Alongside comfort and company, we also understand the importance of maintaining dignity for the patient, and our team is trained to deal with any scenario in a way that ensures the patient feels comforted and respected at all times. 

Our palliative transport service and our tailored approach to patient transport helps to ensure that the patient will be transferred to the facility of their preferred place of passing in a timely and compassionate way.  

If you would like to find out more about how we can support your relative or patient through our transport services, contact our team. They would be more than happy to share additional information and discuss your needs for end-of-life transport.

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