Choice of Transport Vehicle

This is influenced by a range of factors and will be facilitated by ARV and Ambulance Victoria coordination staff. Factors include8:
  • nature of trauma
  • possible clinical impact of the transport environment
  • urgency of intervention
  • location of patient
  • distances involved
  • number of retrieval personnel and volume of accompanying equipment
  • road transport times and road conditions
  • weather conditions and aviation restrictions for airborne transport
  • aircraft landing facilities
  • range and speed of vehicle.

                           Fixed Wing
    Road Ambulance
Helicopter Retrieval