SOS DOCTORS assure the patients’ medical transport in Greece with specially adapted airplanes or helicopters escorted by a doctor and/or a nurse.
Call 1016 24 hours a day
With a call to our Coordination Center at 1016 24 hours a day, all actions for immediate and safe air ambulance transport in Greece begin.
Communication between SOS DOCTORS and the involved agencies
SOS DOCTORS contact the hospital/clinic where the patient is hospitalized. For air transport, it is imperative that all documents certifying the patient is able to travel by airplane and determining any specific air requirements (fit-to-fly documents) are completed. Our priority is patient safety and his transport according to the appropriate specifications. The SOS DOCTOR in charge of the medical transport is always in contact with the treating physician and keeps him informed.
A ground ambulance receives the patient from his/hers hospital bed and delivers him/her to the airplane crew. After the air ambulance transport, another ambulance will receive the patient to transfer him/her to the destination hospital. In other words, it is a bed-to-bed service that guarantees minimum inconvenience and maximum safetyduring the patient’s transport.
Ultra-modern aircraft – equipment
Our airplanes are specially adapted for air ambulance transports and have been certified by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. They have all the necessary state-of-the-art equipment for the safe transfer of the patient: monitor, defibrillator, oxygen bottle and respirator.
Experienced, specialized staff
During air ambulance transport, specially trained and highly experienced SOS DOCTORSor nurses are in attendance.