is it! With the previous ambulance I said it too, so you have to
be careful to say it again, but you have to admit this is phenomenal"
This is being said by Mister D. de Grooth from Winschoten on behalf
of the likewise named Taxi-company and Ambulance service, when talking
about his latest acquisition: A Cadillac Ambulance car of about
75,000.- Dutch Guilders. The car has been in operation for two weeks
special thing about this ambulance, more and more becoming a small
mobile hospital with the latest gadgets on board, is, that sofar
it is the only U.S. built Cadillac ambulance in operation in Europe.
Of course there are lots of novelties on board.
of these novelties is a stretcher on wheels, which De Grooth , when
it comes to ambulances, wants to introduce now in our country. "It
takes getting used to, but once you have worked with it you don't
want to go back.
the most part the heavy lifting is gone. For the patient this mean
it is calmer on the stretcher." explains De Grooth and demonstrates
then that the stretcher on wheels is not an ordinary stretcher.
The whole thing has springs which during the drive will absorb most
of the shocks.The stretcher can put in eight different positions.
"This is typical American, it isn't used yet in our country.
You sometimes see it in the movies, but I'll give you writing, this
system will be the standard." thus the ambulance-entrepeneur.
He finds that the ambulance he just has acquired "The best
combination between space and comfort." And concerning that
space he shows that it is used in the car to the optimum. Even in
the rear door is left a space to store bandages.
is also the scoop stretcher, which they have started using recently.
It's a stretcher consisting of two halfs, it can be put together
in such a very simple
that a patient is hardly moved. Complete with scoop stretcher the
patient can be lifted on the stretcher on wheels.
people who sofar have worked with the ambulance are very enthousiastic
about it. Also about the interior lighting of the ambulance. By
means of a relais the brightness of the light can be adjusted, while
there is also a special lamp fitted on the ceiling for directt light.
it comes to light, the ambulance has on the exterior also a novelty.
On both sides of the car, four spotlights have been built in. Which
especially come in very handy in dark areas. De Grooth "The
day before yesterday, I've seen proof of it. Near Zuidbroek a car
drove into a ditch, and someone got injured. The light of electric
torch was all they had, but once this ambulance had arrived at the
site there was an ocean of light. That was just phenomenal to work