Patient transport

Patient transport is a service that transfers patients to and from medical facilities in non-emergency situations.

In emergency situations, patients are transported by the emergency medical services. Non-emergency patient transport is sometimes run by the same agency. It is typically provided to a patient who needs to be transferred to a facility that can provide a higher or more specialized level of care though emergency services may be summoned if this is urgent. It may also be used to transfer patients from a specialized facility to a local hospital or nursing home when they no longer require this specialized care, such as following successful cardiac catheterization due to a heart attack. Some countries also offer the service to patients who cannot make their own way to or from the hospital.

See also


  1. "CCG backs down over patient transport funding cuts". Health Service Journal. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. "NHSE reviewing patient transport contracting after string of failures". Health Service Journal. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
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