Cartwright Conversions has developed a new patient transport service (PTS) ambulance which will be unveiled at NAPFM’s Emergency Fleet Exhibition in June.
The restyled ambulance has a unique moulded lining that’s easy to wipe down and reduces the overall conversion weight without compromising on the number of passengers or equipment. Finished in a classic green and white colour scheme with recess locations for key medical equipment, the interior has a more modern, sleeker look than traditional PTS ambulances.
The new design gives patients more room inside the vehicle and is still capable of carrying a full stretcher, wheelchair and carry chair. It also comes with a ramp and winch, and for unaided entry to the vehicle there are fold-out grab handles fitted. Every conversion can be tailored to a customer’s individual requirements from the choice of vehicle chassis to the seating and wheelchair configurations.
Fleet of PTS Ambulances Available to Hire
Cartwright Conversions has a fleet of PTS ambulances available to hire and one NHS Trust already benefiting from this service took delivery of their five brand new vehicles in March.
The ambulances were built at Cartwright’s Doncaster-based conversion facility where scores of new vehicles are being added to the hire fleet every month. The restyled PTS ambulance will be available to hire from the middle of the year on flexible terms.
Visitors to the NAPFM Exhibition will be able to see the new PTS ambulance, a police vehicle and a frontline ambulance van conversion on the Cartwright Conversions’ stand (112) at The International Centre in Telford on the 6 and 7 June.
Engineers at Cartwright Conversions are keen to put patient care at the forefront of their vehicles by combining new advancements in the industry with tried-and-tested designs. Gary Stephenson, Engineering Manager at Cartwright Conversions explains: “Our total aim is to create cutting edge designs using advance production techniques while still retaining a familiar look and feel for the end user.”
The redesigned PTS vehicle is built to the standards of BS EN 1789 (CEN) and European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval.