What is an International Awareness Day?

A national or international awareness day or observance is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a public health or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.

20th August 2019

  • World Mosquito Day
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • International Day of Medical Transporters

While Ambre-stone Ltd are very interested in all three of these internationally recognised days (who doesn’t like a bit of #ChocolatePecanPieDay), we’re keenly interested in the #DayofMedicalTransporters

Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.

Robin Chase

Whether you’re being rushed in an ambulance after a tragic accident or being taken to an appointment in a van provided by your community or medical provider, Medical Transporters can hold your life in their hands.

All over the world, people celebrate the International Day of Medical Transporters in recognition of those who are there to ease the way when your health is on the line.

History of International Day of Medical Transporters

Founded in 1914-1920, by the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), the history of Medical Transportation can be traced back to World War I where Field Ambulances transported those in need of medical care to facilities where they could be treated. This innovation moved into hospitals in the form of Medical Orderlies, and into the community in the form of ambulances.

These intrepid souls would see their roles expand as time went by to include emergent care on the scene, assistance with surgery, handing out medication, and treating patients who are in isolation for their medical conditions.

As the healthcare industry expands, so does the number of Medical Transporters working in the field, and the roles they have continue to expand as different niche practices find ways to incorporate them into the daily flow of treatment. From the local Medi-Van that transports patients to appointments for things like dialysis to the ambulance driver administering care to stabilize you while you’re on the way to the hospital, these professionals take our lives in their hands every day.

Celebrating International Day of Medical Transporters

Working side by side with care teams, clinicians and parents, Ambre-stone understand what is required in moving and handling patients around the home, around hospitals, rides to appointments and the many more journeys involved in day to day life.

Thank you for all you do, you are all part of the reason why we celebrate #DayofMedicalTransporters

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Read more about #MosquitoDay and #ChocolatePecanPieDay

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