Private Medical Services: From Event Standby To Transports
Every day we are surrounded by things that we take for granted; usually things that we would never consider being missed until they're gone. Both big things (water, electricity) and small things (the internet, or even quality of food). Take away any of these things and we would see significant changes in the way we live.
You can apply the same logic with private ambulance services. They all do their jobs so well nobody ever stops to think whether or not the ambulance they see rushing to an emergency is private or publicly owned. The only thing that matters is that the person who is injured is taken care of.
If we didn't have these private ambulette services
at large events than people getting injured or worse-- dying, would be a more common sight in the news. This is the case in most developing countries that don't have EMS teams that are efficient and always available. Many countries do not have on-site EMS services at all Having an emergency service on standby is not only a necessity but also a luxury we most often take for granted. Forcing a public ambulance service to standby in events which out state sponsored would drain necessary resources and manpower that are already extremely limited.
Every time a large crowd of people begin gather in a designated, or even random area the possibility of an accident or emergency increases for every second that the event progresses. now this doesn't even take into account additional factors like alcohol, disagreements between multiple parties, and misunderstandings all of which are fairly common factors in sporting events.
These private companies are always staffed with a highly trained medical team who are capable of applying on site treatment
for any accident or injuries that may have occur. for example, lets say someone at the event has a heart attack, having an on-site service will ensure that the patient will receive immediate life saving treatment, whereas if there was no onsite service the patients rate of survival decreases exponentially for every minute it takes for the EMS to arrive.
Another thing to take into account is if you don't have any friends or relatives that are sick or have debilitating conditions, then you are probably not aware of just how hard a simple thing like getting from point A to point B can be. Private Medical Transport services
can mitigate this need further decreasing the stresses involved. Unless we drastically and suddenly increase publicly provided ambulances, they would never be able to respond to non emergency calls that are needed for transporting non critical patients. Obviously it is not their fault, they have more urgent matters that need to be attended to.
These services are usually designed to focus on the patients comfort rather than medical urgency so that patient care, dignity, and their sense of security are kept in check. Being able to have your choice of hospital that you prefer to go to is also a significant advantage that public ambulances are not able to offer as they just focus on managing one emergency at a time and then transition to the next. "Stressful" barely describes the type of work they deal with on a daily basis.
Basically without private medical transport services our quality of life would be greatly affected that is why they are such a necessary requirement for our daily routine.