O&H Vehicle Conversions (O&H) is launching ‘Flex PTS’, a modular, four layout patient transport vehicle that is the first of its kind according to O&H.
Flex PTS can be converted for seated, stretcher, wheelchair and bariatric use. Its single platform design conforms to Care Quality Commission standards, enables quick version-to-version change-out, keeps operator and maintenance training to a minimum and reduces the need for short-term or ‘spot’ hire say O&H.
Lee Bott, O&H marketing director, said: “Flex PTS has been designed to maximise fleet use. Our Flex PTS vehicles can be configured to flex with changing demand from NHS Trusts, private PTS providers and hire companies.
“Flex PTS will also reduce our levels of manufacturing change control – a saving that we would expect to pass onto the customer. For example the Flex PTS cab and saloon is common to all versions, as with the aerospace industry’s Airbus series.”
Flex PTS is in line with O&H’s policy of continuous engineering improvement. The company uses lighter, stronger aerospace-type build materials that increase vehicle durability and lower weight, reducing fuel consumption and cutting CO2 emissions.
Specific Flex PTS versions or ‘scenarios’ to be supplied by O&H include seated; seated with wheelchair; stretcher-capable; stretcher-wheelchair capable; bariatric/seated; and bariatric/wheelchair.