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Here are some of the things we have been up to recently - editors please feel free to contact us for more information or articles.

Top Stories

  • MMA Approval

    We are fortunate to have a doctor who is registered as a safer MMA practitioner - this means we can arrange medicals either through attending our base in Hove or if a few fighters need assessing we could come to you - blood tests, heart tracings all can be carried out. Aside from the pre-fight medicals we can provide cover for any martial arts event from children's judo through to professional cage fighting.

     

  • Volvo on Demo
    We have been given a Volvo XC70 as a demonstrator for 4 weeks by the kind staff at Volvo UK. All staff are being encouraged to use the vehicle and give feedback. We went for the XC70 as a direct comparison to the Landrover Discoveries we already have

  • We are watching our fleet!
    We have installed Fleetmatics vehicle tracking into our fleet, with this the management team can see at any given time where our vehicles are, who is logged as the driver and how fast they are travelling. Garmin integration into this system allows us to send jobs directly to any vehicle as well as send messages to the drivers or re route them from our office. This has proved invaluable with our growing contract with the local NHS transport office.

  • New Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Driving course passed
    Wayne Sturt, Melvyn Baldock and Owain Davies have all been on a refresher course for Blue Light and advanced driving techniques, I am happy to say they all passed and will now receive their level 3 certificate from our training partners South Coast Medical Training. All our front line staff will be sent on this training the next 12 months as part of our commitment to safety and staff personal development.

  • CQC Compliance Visit Passed
    We have just had an un-announced visit from the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and have been found compliant in all areas, there was some room for improving our already strong systems as identified by the visiting officer and we shall be taking these suggestions on board.

  • Online Booking now live
    We have now completed setting up our online booking system for all courses. Students can now book a place and pay for the course online. This will also streamline our systems for keeping the course numbers in check and not overbooking!
     
  • Now accepting Credit Cards
    Following requests from customers we are now able to offer payment by credit or debit card. We have signed up with RBS World pay and can take payment over the phone or by email link. We are also working with world pay on a phone app to allow us to take payment on site for our Transfer clients and for purchases of first aid supplies.

  • New prices for Transport
    To aid our clients with costing for transport quotes we now have a new pricing structure; all transfers within Sussex are now to be charged at £200 for a single journey, transfers to London are charged at £300 per single journey. Our Paramedic equipped response car can be used for £150 and £250 respectively single manned. Remember there is no VAT to pay on hospital transfers!

  • Follow us on Twitter
    We are now on the ever popular Twitter network, follow us on @wantmedical to get all the latest news on our company an any special offers!

  • Earn Commission!
    As a thank you to our regular customers we are offering £50 off your next booking of cover when you recommended us to a new client and they use us for the first time.

  • Response Car Joins FleetMed Centre at Concert
    We are please to announce that we have secured the purchase of a 4x4 estate response car. This will further enhance our fleet and allow us to undertake more high level transfers for NHS or Private hospitals. As this vehicle is fully marked up it is also suitable for blood and organ transfers. And will also be used as a support vehicle for the cycle events we cover .

  • Now offering EMT Training to EMT Intermediate level
    We are now able to offer EMT training at our base in Portslade for any private ambulance company or solo EMT to AREMT standards to include international EMT grade exams. AREMT is the choice for independent ambulance companies to demonstrate the competence of their staff and provide real CPD. As evidence of CPD is required to keep EMT Grade this further enhances the image of Independent Ambulance companies

  • Audited by South East Coast Ambulance Service!
    Winter Pressure Help
    We have just been audited and assessed to provide emergency vehicles and staff to the local ambulance service in times of adverse weather and major incidents. We will be working closely with them to improve our ability to respond to their needs.

  • MI High 5 is filming
    We are once again providing full time medical cover to the stars and crew of this popular BBC production.

  • WANT Medical Services joins AREMT
    The new standard of training for all independent Ambulance Services
    The international standards upheld by the AREMT will allow us to show the level of training and qualifications of our staff with an internationally held database to check registration and updates. All staff will also have a ID card showing their international grade as well as our company ID. More information on AREMT can be found here

  • Back at School
    MI High 4 in production
    Once again we have been selected to provide medical cover for the filming of this popular CBBC TV show.
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  • BUPA/SPIRE
    Lead Supplier for Ambulance services
    We are pleased to announce that we have now agreed with Spire Gatwick to be preferred supplier to provide emergency ambulance services for ITU transfers and admissions.

  • Snow much fun!
    Yolandie loves the snow of late
    Our Landrover 110 ambulance has been very busy in the snow providing transport and emergency cover for local hospitals and private patents; who would have otherwise been snowed in and unable to get about.
    With its off road tyres and a crew used to driving in difficult situations we are perfectly placed to provide this sort of ad-hoc and emergency service.

 

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