Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fat patients 'prompts ambulance fleet revamp'

BBC News - Fat patients 'prompts ambulance fleet revamp':

"We're losing them in ass-cracks!"

Many have also bought specialist 'bariatric' ambulances - costing up to £90,000 each - to ferry the most obese.

These are designed so that double-width trolley stretchers for patients up to 50 stone (318kg) can be accommodated. They also tend to include hoists and inflatable lifting cushions.
Add ambulances to the list of bariatric infrastructure enhancements needed. Airline seats, the aisles of buses, booth-to-table distance in diners, single-wide trailers ...

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