Were there ambulances during the Middle Ages? Yes, there was some sort of resemblance of what we could call an ambulance system.
1.) 900 AD – Anglo Saxons devised the first ambulance – a hammock based cart – to transport people with mental or psychiatric problems and leprosy.
2.) 7th century – During the Muslim conquests, armies used a mobile dispensary (an office in an organization that dispenses medications and medical supplies. In a traditional dispensary set-up, a pharmacist dispenses medication as per prescription or order form) to treat wounded warriors on the battlefield.
3.). 11th century – At the Battle of Hastings, the Normans used a litter suspended between horses on two poles to carry their wounded.
4.) 1487 – Queen Isabella of Spain’s armies were the first to used “ambulancias” for emergency pick ups of wounded soldiers from the battlefield.