About us | Code of Conduct | Code of Practice | Bariatric Services | Speak to us | Contact us © 2011 All Rights Reserved www.ambukare.co.uk | Ambu-Kare (UK) Ltd. | Website designed by Ambaalika InfoTech Private Ambulance Company Serving the Community since 1984. Our Bariatric Service is designed to  provide a safe and dignified transport  solution to those whose weight, or  condition require specialist transport. The ambulance type layouts with  additional equipment, including an extra  wide ramp capable of lifting and conveying  600kg utilising hospital beds up to 3ft  6inches wide. A 1 ton electric winch assists  in the loading and unloading of beds; inbuilt 12v & 240v mains power, the vehicles in-  built 1,000 watt mains inverter ensures all  battery powered equipment is ready for  immediate use. Either a Ferno Megasus  bariatric cot which is expandable to 39  inches wide, or a Stryker Power-Pro TL  stretcher which can carry patients upto 50  stones are used throughout our Bariatric  ambulance The Ambulance Support Unit is unique  within the ambulance sector, and has been  developed entirely out of necessity. It  encompasses the experience we have  gained over the years from conveying  Bariatric patients, advice from hospital  back-care specialists and other health care  profession Ambu Kare Ambulance Service originally started providing a bariatric service in 2009, with this bariatric ambulance we cover all areas ie Northampton,  Peterborough, Leicestershire, Cambridge, Huntingdon and other areas in East of England and UK. "It is estimated that by the year 2012 there will be a 40% increase in overweight and obese patients, and we need to be prepared for the increase in associated  work. Most ambulance services are not fully equiped to deal with the removal and transportation of bariatrics, and this is where we can get called to assist."  Ambu Kare  Ambulance Service has already provided bariatric assistance to the East of England Ambulance Service,  Northhampton primary care trust  Peterborugh Nhs trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service.   All of the staff  working on these units are given additional training. This includes understanding bariatric needs, CPR training manual handling of the  obese patient, risk assessments, and training on all equipment used. Update and refresher training is undertaken on a regular basis.