Why Capital’s bed-to-bed service sets it apart from the rest

If you need the services of an air ambulance, you need to make sure you choose one you can trust.

In Capital Air Ambulance you are choosing a firm with 26 years’ experience in delivering rapid-response global medical repatriation flights 24/7, 365 days a year.

We offer the ultimate bed-to-bed service, for both chronically and critically unwell patients, that provides guaranteed peace of mind - and is simply second to none. Day or night, the moment you call the Capital Air Ambulance support team, our service swings into action to bring your client home. You can reassure them that help is on its way as we immediately step in to arrange a seamless repatriation flight for the patient.

Led by our Chief Medical Officer Dr Simon Forrington, a consultant with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the North West Air Ambulance, our experienced, multilingual team will take over negotiations with the medical staff at the hospital where the patient is being treated, making all necessary preparations for the transfer - including arranging a hospital place here in the UK.

Our medically-equipped King Air 200 and Lear Jet 45 aircraft will bring them safely and swiftly to a UK hospital, accompanied by a highly qualified medical team, tailored to the patient’s needs, including NHS-trained doctors, nurses, ICU specialists and anaesthetists. We offer comprehensive global coverage with our long range fleets, in partnership with other high-quality providers, such as Africa’s AMREF Flying Doctors.

We care for the full spectrum of patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. Our resources include specialist adult, neonatal and paediatric equipment, and we fly with critical care capability on board should the patient require this level of care from the outset, or in the event that his/her medical condition deteriorates during the journey. We have extensive experience in a number of specialist areas, such as the transfer of patients on ECMO support and critically unwell neonatal patients; ensuring they are transferred safely, and without delay, to specialist hospital care.

Unique in the sector, we also operate a fleet of ground ambulances – guaranteeing a swift, high-quality, transfer from the tarmac as soon as they reach the UK. The medical team remains with the patient at all times, until a detailed handover has been delivered and the patient is admitted to a ward.

A British business with a 26-year pedigree, Capital is accredited by air ambulance standards body EURAMI to the highest levels. We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission and are on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office list of air ambulance services.

We are trusted by major insurance brokers, tour operators and UK hospitals, as well as the families of uninsured patients who contact us directly, to bring hundreds of people with a variety of complex medical needs, home - every year.

Our comprehensive, bed-to-bed service is provided as standard, providing an unparalleled quality and continuity of care, from start to finish – however we can also deliver tailored packages too such as medical escorts on commercial flights, specialist neonatal transfers, inter-UK hospital transfers or the repatriation of multiple patients.

Our specialism, no matter what the needs of the patient, is delivering peace of mind through high quality care.