BUSINESS INSIGHT FEATURE
“SAVE TIME, SAVE A LIFE”
Sadly, we all think it will never happen to us. We cannot foresee what is ahead and when we might need the services of paramedics in the event of a medical emergency. When you are in the middle of a medical crisis, you need to avoid panic setting in and make reaching medical assistance as quick and easy as possible. This is where the ambulance service offered by St George & Blue Cross, is, quite literally, a life saver.
The highly experienced operations manager, John Thompson explains, “Our ambulance service has only one aim and that is to provide a professional, caring service to all who need us in the Paphos region. We attend calls from Kathikas to Pissouri. All our staff are highly trained and experienced and have varied medical backgrounds, including NHS trained paramedics and technicians. Other members of our team are from the army medical corps and we even a have a trained paramedic from South Africa. Our drivers are either also medics or come from a police or military background”.
Emergency Ambulance Response Service
St George & Blue Cross Hospitals offer an emergency ambulance response service to members (this includes family members / relatives staying in the property at the same time as the member) which includes transportation to a local hospital of your choice – unless the crew consider it appropriate to go to an alternative hospital due to clinical need.
There are no additional costs for emergency callouts and reduced costs if you need transfers to and from hospitals for appointments. The best part of this service is that the ambulance crew know where you live. When you take out a subscription, a member of the team will come to your home and prepare a detailed map and instructions on how to get to your home in the event of an emergency. That way, there is no confusion and pressure when you make that already stressful call.
Membership packages offer a variety of benefits and discounts at the St George and Blue Cross Hospitals. Ambulance service membership options start at €30 per month for a 1-month subscription and goes up to an annual agreement, for your ultimate peace of mind. Membership can be taken as a single person or a couple.
The unique St. George & Blue Cross ambulance service operates out of a dedicated facility in Kissonerga, Paphos. It offers a 24/7 emergency and non-emergency ambulance service, providing the highest standards of patient care, offering regulated standards and meeting all required inspections and audits. For further information and advice please call +357 26 600 567.
Further information can be found on their website here.
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine.