This year Mental Health Awareness week ran from 16th – 21st May 2023, and focused on Anxiety and the detrimental effects it can cause in people. Anxiety increases massively if that person suffers already from a debilitating mental health illness and needs to travel to attend an appointment, move between private and secure accommodation or care facility. This blog looks at how EMA can accommodate bespoke mental health patient travel for patients.
Secure Transport For Mental Health patients
We have always believed that a secure transport service can only be as good as the vehicle the patient is being transported in and because of this, we continually invest in our vehicles to ensure each is fit for purpose.
Boasting an extensive fleet of transport vehicles, we are able to offer a variety of benefits to both our clients and patients.
From being able to cater to patients with varied needs, through to ensuring we are able to provide the best possible experience for each and every patient, we discuss these benefits below.
Supporting All Patients, No Matter Their Unique Needs
We understand the unique requirements that patients can have, which is why each of our vehicles has been hand built and fully customised based on the needs of our patients.
Through doing this, we have been able to create vehicles where we can maximise the mobility, security and safety for both the patient and our staff.
Every small detail has been taken into consideration when constructing our vehicles.
Whether you need to transport a recumbent patient, require a wheelchair ramp, or want onboard distractions to keep patients feeling comfortable, we have vehicles that can meet these needs.
We also have an extensive array of medical equipment on board each vehicle, as well as a professionally trained team on hand to use this equipment should it be needed.
No matter your patients’ needs, EMA is on hand to support them.
Our Bespoke Secure Transport Ensures Comfort For All Patients
The wellbeing and comfort of our patients has always been and will continue to be one of our top priorities.
We understand that secure transport can be stressful for patients, which is why providing the highest level of comfort is essential in helping to reduce stress and maintain a calm environment.
Our vehicles offer a range of comfort features, from snacks and drinks, through to fidget toys and even the ability to watch films or listen to music.
Complete Peace of Mind
We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your patient transport. We have worked hard to strike the perfect balance between providing the most comfortable environment for the patient, whilst continuing to ensure the highest levels of safety and security.
It is essential that your chosen secure transport provider is both trusted and experienced, with vehicles that can cater to all of your patients’ needs.
Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983
We are continually reviewing our vehicles and also current Mental Health guidelines and code of practice as can be found on the GOV.UK website. More information on mental health conditions and treatments can be found on the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the NHS. EMA are always making improvements to ensure we are able to stay at the forefront of private patient transport. This enables us to provide the best possible service at all times.
As well as being highly trained, our team are also respectful, caring, and compassionate, helping to give peace of mind to the patients’ loved ones that they are in the safest hands possible.
Secure Transport Service Booking
If you would like to discuss your needs for secure transport services for a patient or a loved one, contact our team today.