International Ambulance and Healthcare provider Falck has added 92 MAN TGE ambulances to its fleet.
The new Patient Transport Service (PTS) vehicles will be operated by Falck Ambulance UK from its new Wembley operating base.
Simon Thwaites, head of fleet Falck UK, said: “Our aim is to expand on our people-helping-people philosophy and to become a leading provider of independent ambulance and PTS vehicles in the UK.
“These new cutting-edge MAN TGE based ambulances, all equipped and built using the latest patient transport healthcare practices, will help us deliver not only a greater level of operational excellence, but a more efficient and modern level of service throughout the cycle of patient care.”
For more than a century, Falck has worked with both public and private organisations across the world to assist and support people to prevent accidents, diseases and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies and to rehabilitate people after illness or injury.
It has fleet of 426 vehicles in the UK.
The TGE vans, all 3.140 medium wheelbase high roof models, were converted by Cartwright Conversions. Featuring a moulded interior lining, which is easy to wipe down, and a new composite non-slip flooring, the vehicles offer a generous amount of space for patients, passengers, staff and capacity for storing equipment.
Each vehicles can carry patients of all mobilities, including those requiring specialised stretchers or wheelchairs. To safeguard patient welfare Falck have designed the vehicles with additional heating and air conditioning, tinted windows, modesty screens and a flexible seating layout which enables a patient’s family members, or a carer, to accompany them during their trip.
The vehicles are powered by a 2.0-litre diesel 140PS engine with and eight-speed automatic transmission.