Standard ambulances are now being stocked with specialist equipment such as heavy-duty stretchers costing between £7,000 and £10,000 and lifting cushions costing up to £2,500. In addition, reinforcing an ambulance tail-lift comes at the expense of £800 per vehicle and ”bariatric” ambulances which can carry the most obese can cost up to £90,000.
The double-width trolley stretchers are capable of accommodating patients weighing up to 50 stone and are just one of many adjustments which are being made to many ambulances which will help the emergency services respond to any form of life-threatening situation.
Director of the Ambulance Service Network, Jo Webber, has said that ambulance bosses have now been left with no option.
“Every service is having to invest money in this. It shows that some of the lifestyle changes we are seeing have a range of costs. It is not just about treating them, but the infrastructure costs as well.”
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