Ambuce is an ambulance service provider that organizes emergency and non-urgent patient transport, preventive assistance, repatriation and training courses in all of Belgium.
Meeting the needs of patients requires careful planning. With its advanced fleet of vehicles Ambuce® is able to provide a maximum of safety and comfort.
- AZ Jan Palfijn
- AZ Middelheim
- AZ Stuivenberg
- GZA Sint-Vincentius
- AZ Monica
- UZ Antwerpen
- AZ St Maarten Duffel
- AZ St Maarten Mechelen
- AZ Nikolaas
- AZ Diest
AZ KLINA Brasschaat
GP Services Centre
- La Louvière
- Heist Op Den Berg
Since 2003 Ambuce’s head office has been at Bijkhoevelaan 8 in Wijnegem. The entire organization is coordinated from this address.
The various departments are:
- Sales, Assistance & Training
TRI-AC is the result of the merging four ambulance operators who combined their individual operations in 2002.
TRI-AC stands for:
- Ambulance Centre
It has been part of Ambuce since 2007.
Markt 18 bus 4,
The dispatching services for our operations in the Province of Limburg are provided in this centre during normal office hours. At other times the dispatching takes place in our Wijnegem headquarters.
Zevenputtenstraat 10, 3690 Zutendaal
This centre provides dispatching services for the primarily French-speaking regions of Brussels Capital and Wallonia during daytime hours. At other times the dispatching takes place in our Wijnegem headquarters.
|1975||Establishment of Ambuce and our first independent emergency response centre at Wijnegem|
|1976||Cooperation agreement with O.L.Vr. Middelares Hospital in Deurne for an emergency response centre, emergency and non-urgent transport|
|1978||Second independent emergency response centre at Wilrijk (later Hoboken).|
|1979||Third independent emergency response centre at Borgerhout|
|1989||Cooperation agreement with University Hospital Antwerp (UZA) for national transport.|
|1992||Extension of the agreement with University Hospital Antwerp for an emergency response centre, emergency and non-urgent transport. Cooperation agreement with the city-centre St. Elizabeth Hospital in Antwerp for an emergency response department.|
Cooperation agreement with two hospitals in Mechelen for an emergency response service, emergency and non-urgent transport.
|1993||As a result of the good cooperation with the St. Elizabeth Hospital, we agreed identical contracts with Jan Palfijn Hospital in Merksem and Stuivenberg General Hospital in Antwerp.|
This agreement was then extended to include primary, secondary and post-mortem transport services for Antwerp’s public centre for social services.
|1996||Cooperation agreement with the St. Augustinus and St. Camillus hospitals.|
|1998||Exclusive contract for emergency and non-urgent patient transport for the entire district of Antwerp with the Socialist Health Insurance Funds, representing roughly 50,000 orders a year.|
|2000||Cooperation agreement with the St. Jan Hospital for East Limburg in Genk for the organization of an integrated patient transport service.|
|2001||– Establishment of an emergency response centre in Kapellen|
– Acquisition of the emergency response centre in Middelheim General Hospital
– Addition of non-urgent patient transport for Middelheim and Hoge Beuken
– Establishment of an emergency response centre in Duffel
|2002||De Voorzorg Antwerpen awards us the contract for all their non-urgent patient transport amounting to roughly 85,000 trips a year.|
|2003||We move to Bijkhoevelaan 8 in Wijnegem. Ceremonial opening attended by Governor Paulus of the Province of Antwerp.|
|2004||The town of Mechelen awards us with all its emergency patient transport.|
|2006||We become part of the Falck Group.|
|2007||Cooperation with Falck Triac. This means that both East and West Flanders are now accessible to our services.|
|2008||Our services are became available in the Province of Brabant. The “Europa Ziekenhuizen” group is the first hospital group to choose for us. We cater not only to all their patient transport needs but also attend to the logistics of the MUG (Medical Emergency Group). Other hospital organizations contract with us including “Chirec”, “VUB”, etc.|
|2009||The Falck Academy is launched.|
|2010||Start with the transport for our first GP services centre.|
|2011||Falck becomes the majority shareholder and acquires control over the management.|
|07-2014||The group backing Jan Christiaen reacquires a majority interest.|
|2015||90 new vehicles are added to our fleet.|
|2018||Start of 112 urgent care unit Liedekerke|
Start of long term contracts with Bobbejaanland and Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
|2019||September: New vehicles for the 112 department|
November: The group backing Jan Christiaen acquires all shares.
|2020||The legal name of Falck Benelux NV changes to Ambuce Rescue Team NV. The brand and VAT number stay the same.|