Apart from responding to emergencies, our ambulances perform inter-facility transfer (IFT), providing a continuum of care from one facility to another. During the transport, the patient is monitored to make sure his or her condition doesn’t deteriorate.
In many cases, the patient is being moved from a facility that can’t provide the needed specialty care to a facility that can. In some cases, essential treatment is continued throughout the transport to make sure the patient makes it safely and is ready to receive care at the new hospital.
The staff on an IFT ambulance is an integral part of the patient’s treatment. They’re part of the healthcare team as much as the hospital staff is. At Atinu Critical Care Hospital, we leverage this vital service to ensure that patients in our locality get the treatments they need from the specialists who can provide them.