We are all familiar with the look and sound of ambulances in our particular countries.
But, spare a thought for a city that uses its water filled canals for transport, which includes moving people to and from the hospital.
The Civic Hospital in Venice has its Emergency entrance on the northern side of the city, and here you will see ambulance boats waiting for that next call, or pulling up to allow the transfer of a patient into the care of the hospital staff. Discharged patients may also be treated to a ride home in an ambulance with a difference.
Here are a couple of these ambulance boats.
And, this is the clever adaptation of a wheel chair, to suit moving a person into and out of a boat. It reminded me of a wheel barrow, for some reason.