URGENT TRANSPORT REQUEST

A type of TRANSPORT REQUEST.

A request when a definite time limit is imposed such that the vehicle and crew must be despatched quickly, although not necessarily immediately, to collect a PATIENT, perhaps seriously ill, on the advice of a doctor for admission to hospital.

It includes:

a. Maternity cases not given emergency priority
b. Hospital admissions (including day case admissions) for which the doctor has given a specified time, eg within one hour

Note: A maternity admission is an admission of a pregnant woman to a maternity ward except where the intention is to terminate the pregnancy.

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural URGENT TRANSPORT REQUESTS