Emergency Transport Request

Emergency Transport Request is a TRANSPORT REQUEST.

A request for emergency transport, generally made via a 999 call, to an Ambulance Service, made by a member of the public or ORGANISATION, or as a result of being categorised as an emergency following referral by a CARE PROFESSIONAL. The Ambulance Service will be capable of categorising immediately life threatening calls.

Emergency Response requires immediate deployment, even if other work is delayed, to provide initial treatment to the PATIENT. In some cases the first Emergency Response on the scene may be a Rapid Response Vehicle or a First Responder.

The Rapid Response Vehicle or First Responder may be the only response if the Ambulance Service determines that the  Emergency Ambulance can be cancelled. Otherwise an Emergency Ambulance will attend.

Requests for emergency transport include:

a. All accident and sudden illness PATIENTS
b. Maternity admissions, unless there is a clear indication to the contrary, e.g. that an Emergency Ambulance is not required until a later specified time.
c. Other type of PATIENT for whom an emergency procedure is necessary

Note: A maternity admission is an admission of a pregnant or recently pregnant woman to a maternity WARD (including delivery facilities) except where the intention is to terminate the pregnancy.

Other Emergency Cases: in addition to emergency 999 calls, Ambulance Services are required to take PATIENTS to hospital where a GENERAL PRACTITIONER, MIDWIFE or other CARE PROFESSIONAL identifies the need as urgent. These calls are prioritised and given a RESPONSE CATEGORY in the same way as emergency 999 TRANSPORT REQUESTS.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
pluralEmergency Transport Requests