Mellor s welfare ambulance adapts
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A NEW SERIES of purposebuilt ambulances has been introduced by Mellor Coachcraft of Rochdale. Designed for special welfare, social service, coronary unit and accident duties, the ambulance can be coachbuilt on any make of suitable chassis/cab unit, such as the A-Series Ford.
Particular attention has been paid to the ease and convenience with which wheelchair patients and passengers can be accommodated. The rear entrance incorporates a push-button controlled Ratcliff tail-lift fitted with detachable safety rails. Once inside the ambulance, the wheelchiirs are held secure by a retain ng system linked to anchorage points set flush into the floor.
For walking patients and passengers, there is a nearside front entrance which features a full-width sliding door, kerbheight bottom step and twin internal handrails.
Inside, the seats are in removable sections so that the interior can be rearranged to all-wheelchair, all-seated or mixed layout.
As chassis modifications have been avoided, the chassis manufacturer's warranty has been retained.