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Secure Transport for Mental Health: EMA Working With AMHP’s
EMA secure transport mental health ambulance outside a hospital


The transportation of mental health care patients demands special attention and care. A safe, secure, and comfortable journey is essential, and EMA Patient Transport provides this vital service. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of secure transport for mental health, explore the role of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP), and highlight how EMA actively supports these professionals.

an EMA secure transport mental health ambulance awaiting a patient

EMA’s Role in Mental Health Transport

EMA Patient Transport delivers a comprehensive service to individuals with diverse mental health problems. The company’s secure ambulances, designed for comfort and safety, transport patients to hospitals, homes, police custody, court or prisons.

Equipped with cutting-edge equipment to manage medical emergencies, EMA’s mental health ambulances cater to all age groups. The EMA team, fully trained in first aid, restraining techniques and mental health support ensures that patients receive the highest level of care at all times.

an EMA secure transport  mental health ambulance awaiting a patient

The Role of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP)

Local social services authorities approve AMHPs, who may be social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, or psychologists, to perform duties under the Mental Health Act. These professionals coordinate assessments and hospital admissions if they section a patient.

secure transport ambulance observation area

In Dorset and surrounding areas, AMHPs actively engage across various services, often navigating challenging conditions. They make sound legal decisions regarding compulsory powers and prioritize the individual’s welfare, promoting autonomy while protecting the person, family, and public.

How EMA Supports AMHPs

EMA’s secure transport service actively supports AMHPs by providing specialized vehicles and crews. This ensures the highest comfort, safety, and quality of care for mental health patients. EMA’s approach aligns with the AMHP’s commitment to lawful and compassionate care, establishing them as a reliable partner in mental health transport.

Inside of an EMA Patient Transport Secure Ambulance, showing the padded secure area for patients


The complexity of secure transport for mental health underscores its essential role in mental health care. EMA Patient Transport’s top-notch services, combined with the critical role of AMHPs, guarantee safe and dignified transportation for patients. The partnership between EMA and AMHPs demonstrates a shared dedication to patient-centered care, reflecting a broader initiative to improve mental health services in the UK.

Booking A Secure Transport Service

Healthcare professionals, friends, or family of the patient can book our service. Call us today at 0800 634 1478, fill out an enquiry form, or email us, and we will discuss how we can assist you.

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