Accident & Emergency Division
Experts in pre-hospital care at events and patient transport
The Accident and Emergency Division is one of the many specialist divisions of Ambulance Scotland. All of the qualified personnel within the division have gained a vast amount of experience within the pre-hospital emergency field prior to becoming part of our team. We offer our clients a varied skill mix, depending upon the individual requirements of the NHS Hospitals that we serve. Our staff base consists of HPC registered Paramedics, IHCD Emergency Medical Technicians and Ambulance Care Assistants.
Our operational fleet of vehicles consists of Double Manned Ambulances and Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV’s) consisting of estate, 4×4 and Motorcycle Response Vehicles. All of our vehicles are regularly maintained by our team of qualified technicians and mechanics in order to provide the NHS and members of the public with a highly reliable service. The vehicles are fully equipped to A&E standards including a full compliment of JRCALC medicines. Our Paramedics also have their own issue of schedule 2 medicines as afforded to them under the Group Authority License issued by the Home Office.
Ambulance Scotland’s A&E Division has been highly successful in achieving accreditation to provide our services to several NHS Hospitals in Scotland. Our goal is to achieve accreditation throughout the UK so that our team of highly motivated and dedicated staff can continue to provide a high quality of service to the public.
Doctors & Nurses
Ambulance Scotland use only Doctors & Nurses experienced in prehospital care. The majority of our Doctors are Accident & Emergency Consultants working in some of the nation’s busiest hospitals.
At the direction of our Medical Governance Manager, we are highly experienced in setting up on site hospital facilities with full resus capabilities at some of Scotland’s largest events.
“It’s been a busy event for us, but our team have coped incredibly well and our on-site hospital has offered a first-class service to festival goers. So far, we’ve seen 710 people across the festival, mainly for minor ailments and weather-related assistance. All in all, there’s been a positive atmosphere on-site and we continue to advise people today to look after themselves by eating, drinking water and applying sun cream.”
Ambulance Scotland’s Medical Manager, TRNSMT Festival 2018