If you ever have need for any health emergency and you are on the lookout for some of the best ambulance services in the Nigeria, we have compiled a comprehensive list of some them that make up the top 10 in the country and are very good in the business with excellent services, stay with us as we discuss these medical emergency experts in detail.
Irrespective of the fact that in certain quarters in the country, things as serious as emergency services are taken for granted, it shouldn’t be a yardstick to judge the entire country as poor responders when it comes to ambulance services. As we shall see below, there are companies that render ambulance services in Nigeria that take their job seriously. While there are many of them that are very good in the country, our list comprises just 10 of the very best.
TOP 10 BEST AMBULANCE SERVICES IN NIGERIA: FULL LIST
The best 10 ambulance services in Nigeria are listed below in no particular order:
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NEMA)
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a government parastatal that belongs to the Federal Government of Nigeria, which was established in 1999 to manage disasters in the country, offering emergency rescue services as one of the first responders to disasters in Nigeria as well as providing ambulance services if and when the need arises.
NEMA mission is to coordinate resources towards efficient and effective disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response in Nigeria. It acts in the following areas: Coordination, Disaster Risk Reduction, Search and Rescue, Policy and Strategy, Geographic Information System, Advocacy, Education, Administration, Finance and Logistics, Relief and Rehabilitation, Planning, Research and Forecasting.
NEMA is well equipped with various facilities that enables it respond swiftly to medical emergencies and disasters in Nigeria such as its mobile clinics stationed in major cities like Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kaduna and the organization is located in all the six geopolitical zones in the country so as to effectively cover every part of Nigeria without any hindrances.
The National Emergency management Agency (NEMA), also possesses a helicopter service in Abuja for search and rescue operations and swift interventions at emergency points in the country without delay. The helicopter is operated by the Nigerian Air Force.
NEMA is also involved in training and capacity building in order to prepare individuals and organization for optimal performance whenever there is the need to respond to emergency or disaster. For emergency calls to NEMA dial 0800callNEMA.
FLYING DOCTORS NIGERIA (FDN)
Flying Doctors Nigeria is a private ambulance services company that prides itself as West Africa’s first full air ambulance service. It was founded by Dr. Ola Orekurin, a medical doctor and trainee helicopter pilot who graduated in the United Kingdom as one of the youngest medical doctors in England. She was passionate about improving the health systems in Nigeria, that is why she founded this medical establishment.
The company is a Medical Emergency Service that specializes in air ambulances, medevac, medico-logistics services, remote site medical solutions services, medical infrastructural development and medical training services.
It is an award-winning service that has been operating for almost ten years.
Their services include the following:
- Air Ambulance/Medical Repatriation
- Infrastructural Services
- Emergency Transport Unit/Medical Stretcher Services
- Remote Site Medical Solutions
- Emergency Medical Assistance Services
- Ground Ambulance Services
The head office of Flying Doctors Nigeria is situated at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and their emergency number is +2348059029171.
Ambulance Nigeria is one of the best ambulance services companies in the country and it was established to solve problems in the healthcare sector in Sub-Saharan West Africa. Problems ranging from poor accessibility to healthcare to poor healthcare delivery cripple the healthcare sector in this region.
This medical establishment started out as a pre-hospital care service provider, but has since evolved into a medical assistance company providing a broader range of services which include Clinic setup and management, offshore medical services, occupational health/industrial medical services, Medical Personnel recruitment and provision, consulting, to mention but a few.
Some of the things that stand Ambulance Nigeria out in this line of work include:
- Having a command centre within Lagos State where over 50 standard ambulances are monitored in real time and dispatched for ground emergency response.
- Standby air ambulances positioned in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt that are available on demand for trips within and outside the country.
- A network of ambulances in major cities across the country for swift emergency responses.
- They respond in less than 30 minutes on a call out.
- They also ensure you are properly admitted/received at your desired destination.
Ambulance Nigeria is headquartered at Victoria Island, Lagos and their emergency numbers are 08100368345, 08072545980, 08034773692, 08058473372.
EMERGENCY RESCUE (ER)
Emergency Rescue (ER) is another leading ambulance services. Their slogan is “every second counts” and it is very easy to understand why this is so because of the nature of the work they do which requires emergency responses in record time.
Their services include:
- Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
- Ambulance Dispatch
- Land Medevac
- Air Medevac (Air Ambulance)
- Medical Fumigation and Decontamination
- Event Standby
- Medical Escort
- Onshore/Offshore Medical Services
- Medical Outsourcing
- Equipment Supplies/Training and Management.
They are located in Gbagada, Lagos State and their telephone number is 07030079777.
CRITICAL RESCUE INTERNATIONAL
Critical Rescue International is a leading health organization in Nigeria that was established in 2001. The company offers ambulance and medical emergency response services. This ambulance services establishment is located at Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos State and their contact numbers are 08082740000 and 07069810000.
PRIMUS INTERNATIONAL SUPER SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
This is a hospital located in Abuja, the country’s Federal Capital. At Primus International Super Specialty Hospital, they have excellent medical facilities and ambulance services that have been put in place for prompt responses to emergency. Their contact numbers are +2348127777751 and +2348127777752.
WINGS OF RESCUE AMBULANCE SERVICES
Wings of Rescue is a Medical and Security Services Company in Nigeria that is based on the provision of medical and security services with reputable and global partners around the world.
Within the country, Wings of Rescue is engaged in the coordination and deployment of medical response services. Evacuation services can be fixed within a short notice. Their collaboration with reputable hospitals around the world, they ensure that their clients are given the best medical facilities and attention.
They collaborate with reputable air ambulance service providers within and outside Nigeria to provide patients with the best medical evacuation while adopting cost effective strategies.
The company also collaborates with hospitals in the UAE, Israel, India and around the globe to provide medical tourism/referral services for patients. Wings of Rescue can be contacted via this number +2348143470716.
BRAINGRACE MEDICAL SERVICES LTD
Braingrace Medical Services Limited operates emergency ambulance services in the country and they are very good at what they do. The company rises to the occasion as far as air and ground ambulance services in the country are concerned and their service is nationwide. They are located along Ishaga Road, near LUTH in Lagos State and their contact numbers are 07039665211 and 08035578766.
0700AMBULANCE Ambulance Service is a private ambulance service of Diamond Helix Medical Assistance Limited (DHMAL). A Healthcare service company that has been actively servicing the Lagos metropolis and Nigeria in general for several years.
0700AMBULANCE has a well-respected and enviable reputation within the private healthcare sector, built up over many years for the quality of service it provides. The company’s mission is to provide the very best level of care together with a cost efficient transport service to all patients from, or wherever they need to be transferred to, whatever their medical requirements may be. They are located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos and their contact number is 0700262852623
CONTINENTAL AMBULANCE SERVICES
Continental Ambulance Services is a leading emergency response company situated in Lagos. They operate 24/7 and offer patient evacuation services, air ambulance services, medical escort services, repatriation and funeral services within Lagos, Nigeria and beyond. The company is located at Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos and their contact numbers are 08078791894 and 08167560733 respectively.