CEGA Group has become the first company in Europe to gain the Commercial Aviation Medical Escort Accreditation from EURAMI* as a standalone accolade. The assistance, claims and repatriation provider underwent a full day’s inspection and rigorous testing of its global patient transfer capabilities to achieve the accreditation: subjecting (amongst other areas) its business processes, operations personnel and safety, quality and medical management to close scrutiny. According to EURAMI, its quality management and safety regulations surpassed those required by the accolade.
The EURAMI report said: “The very positive thing about CEGA is that it is a complete patient management provider, from first call, to case handling abroad, to bringing the patient back home. CEGA has a huge operations department that handles all medical cases, supports ongoing repatriations and tracks all flights. But it also has a safety department that works on daily threats all over the world: natural disasters, attacks, accidents and so on that may influence insured members or their own operations.”
“This accreditation recognises CEGA’s global expertise in end-to-end patient transfers, gained over its 40 years of service,” says CEGA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tim Hammond. “It further reassures our clients that, day in, day out, we put patients in the most capable of hands - wherever they are in the world.”
Congratulations to all those at CEGA who helped to achieve the accreditation, including (but not limited to): Candice Robinson, Travel Team Leader; Dr Tim Hammond, Chief Medical Officer; Stuart Cox, Senior Flight Nurse; Daniel Gillard, Medical Store Technician; George Cuthbert, Medical Stores Manager and Lynne Piddington, Global Travel Supply Chain Manager.
*The European Air Medical Institute. EURAMI’s mission is to promote high quality aeromedical transfers throughout Europe and the world via fixed wing or rotor aircraft.