As part of an NHS Improvement evaluation day, van conversion designs from four ambulance trusts were compared to see what works best. This included layout, internal design, features and how the vehicle drives.
EMAS’ Fiat Ducato conversion emerged as the clear winner.
The design was particularly favoured because of innovative features such as trauma lighting, the pull-out draw-up surface, the standardisation of placement of medical equipment, the low centre of gravity and the smoothness of the ride.
Furthermore, the van conversion is also around 20% cheaper to run than the average box conversion used by some other trusts.
You can read more about this on the EMAS website here.