Who are we?

'Ambulancecentrum Depraetere' is a member of the Fievez – Beyens group. We are a private ambulance centre that looks after all your patient transport needs when you are sick or require care.

A team of experts is ready to transport you under the best possible conditions and to help you in the hospital with all the necessary paperwork for registration and other formalities.

What do we do?

We offer seated, wheelchair and stretcher patient transport, for admissions, consultations and the like. We also offer transport of dialysis patients three times a week to the various dialysis centres in the region. People who are having cancer treatment or need regular transport for radiotherapy can also use our services.

We also work closely with several hospitals in the region, for which we take care of transporting intensive care patients.

We are also a contractor for the CM mutual health fund which means that all CM members benefit from the CM’s fixed prices. The members of CM south-west Flanders (CM111) also benefit from the third-party payment system, meaning they only have to pay their share of the price. Other CM members enjoy the same benefits and prices but have to submit their invoice to the mutual health fund for reimbursement.

There are also fixed prices for other mutual health funds. The amount of reimbursement varies between funds.

Brief history

The ambulance centre was founded by Marc Depraetere. This is also where the logo comes from: ACMD = Ambulance Centrum Marc Depraetere.

Marc put his heart and soul into ambulance work. He grew up in the world of ambulances. His father was also in the ambulance service and his brother Dirk a professional fireman. He ran the ambulance centre for many years with his wife Roos, who was also a nurse for MSF-AZG. Sadly, Marc passed away at the beginning of 2014 and Roos took her well-earned retirement on 1 March 2016. She then transferred the operation of the company to the Fievez - Beyens group.

The ambulance centre is now run by Hennie De Roo, who, just like Marc, cares deeply about ambulances and is and a long-time member of Marc and Roos’ staff. Hennie learned all the tricks of the trade with Marc and Roos and took care of many intensive journeys for different hospitals in the region. So the ambulance centre lives on in line with their vision and operation, where care and attention to the patient are the highest priorities.

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