St John Ambulance Bariatric Ambulance Service

Bariatric transport services

We offer a UK-wide bariatric service, providing support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year utilising our experienced crews with specially designed, fully-equipped vehicles.

We have been undertaking specialist bariatric transportation since 2002. Our expert crews are all trained in manual handling to EMT level and are qualified ‘blue light’ drivers who ensure patient comfort, dignity and respect is maintained at all times.


Our bariatric vehicles are designed to provide a safe and dignified transport solution to those whose weight, or condition, requires specialist transport. The vehicles have been converted to include specialist bariatric moving equipment to convey patients and are fitted out to A&E standards.


We have developed safe systems of working and comprehensive risk assessments for the bariatric work our crews undertake, which have been assessed and approved by the Ambulance Trusts. They offer an enhanced level of protection to both our customers, our partner agencies and our staff.


'Without the help and guidance of St John Ambulance, a very complicated bariatric transfer could never have been achieved.

'This procedure required the support of 4 additional workers and equipment. All four members of the St John Ambulance team involved in this were very professional, thoughtful, reassuring to the client and skilled throughout the process of what was a very difficult procedure. The quality of team work was exemplary.'

- A council client

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For ambulance booking enquiries:
Tel: 0303 003 0106*

Region   Email Address;   Counties
North West

  Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside 
North East

  Durham, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire and Teesside, South and West Yorkshire
East of England & East Midlands

  Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
South East, South West & West Midlands

  Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire,  Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire 

For partnership development enquiries:

Ian Lamb

Partnership Account Manager
Tel: 07805 755 854
Gary Barr

Partnership Account Manager
Tel: 07715 808 265

If you are interested in working for us have a look at our vacancies.

* Calls charged at your standard network rate. Lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

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