July 19, 2019
Allied Fleet is delighted to be working with West Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust (WMAS) on a contract to supply 58 new patient transport vehicles.
The order, based on the Ford Tourneo Custom and Peugeot Rifter, is to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles with bespoke solutions to support staff and end users at the trust. Vehicles have been rolling off the production line and the first delivery was completed at the beginning of this month.
Patient Transport Choices
WMAS were looking to replace some of their fleet and opted for two of our popular wheelchair accessible vehicles. They complete one million non-emergency patient journeys each year and cater to disabled and elderly patients, who require vital transport links to get to medical appointments.
The all-new Peugeot Rifter Horizon™ offers unsurpassed flexibility, with space for one wheelchair user, up to three able bodied passengers and essential medical equipment.
The Ford Tourneo Indpendence™ is ideal for patient transport solutions thanks to its size and space. Fitted with additional tip and turn seats, there’s room for one wheelchair user and up to five passengers with plenty of storage space.
Both models have been fitted with a hard-wearing, full wipe down interior finish, wheelchair and oxygen cylinder storage, rear work light and safety bumpers at all doors. Safety equipment including fire extinguishers and first aid kits has been supplied and specialist safety signage was also fitted.
Colin McQueen, fleet sales manager, commented: “We’re proud to support the WMAS Trust with brand new patient transport vehicles that will hugely benefit staff and end users.
“The vehicles are fitted with a number of specialist options and we worked with the trust to spec the vehicles to their exact requirements.”