Our IHCD Ambulance Technician course
has been proving popular, with our third course now fully
booked. Courses will be run throughout the year and places
are available, but are going fast so early booking is
We are also able to offer both the IHCD Instructional
Methods course and the IHCD Instructor Qualifier course.
These specialist courses are required for those wishing to
teach on IHCD Technician courses themselves. Candidates
must hold the either IHCD Ambulance Technician award or be
a HPC Paramedic prior to attending.
Order for Frontline Ambulances placed.
An order for 15 new frontline
ambulances has been placed with
who is based in West Yorkshire. The MediMax A&E ambulance
van conversion is based on a Fiat Ducato platform and with
the precision engineered interior body structure, which
provides high strength at low weight, offers savings in
fuel, running costs and a reduced carbon footprint of 26
tonnes over a typical 5 year operating life, per vehicle.
The first of the vehicles should be in operation with us
by the middle of March.
Corporate Headquarters doubles in size
have now expanded our corporate headquarters in East
London, taking over unit 3 next door. This expansion
highlights the rapid and continued growth that the company
has undergone since it started 15 years ago.
In addition, a new divisional complex will soon be ready
in Hampshire which will house our A&E division working in
that area. The complex, which has inside vehicle bays,
office space and crew accommodation, also encompasses two
training rooms and student accommodation with facilities,
in readiness for IHCD courses which will be run there in
New Fast Response Cars
new Sokda Octavia VRS estate cars have been brought and
will be in operation as soon as they are registered on the
1st March. Eight cars have been marked up in
UK Specialist ’s unique livery and will start work on our A&E
contract, whilst two cars will remain covert for our
Secure Patient Transport Service.
Bariatric Restraint Developed in
conjunction with Q'Straint
Head of Bariatric Service, has worked with
leaders on wheelchair passenger safety solutions, to
develop a bariatric restraint system for use when
conveying patients on hospital beds. The CEN compliant
restraint system is comprised of a four-point harness for
the torso, which has a unique design in the chest area to
aid comfort and a two-point harness for the lower body.
Both harnesses have extra long webbing, each of which is
adjustable to ensure patient safety and comfort.
developement of such a system was of high importance to
UK Specialist , in order to minimise any risks involved whilst
conveying a bariatric patient. Hospital beds were already
securely restrained within the fleet of specially designed
vehicles, but until now there was no patient restraint
system on the market designed for a bariatric patient, on the market.
UK Specialist are pleased that
Q’Straint were able to help
UK Specialist had chosen
Q’Straint to help develop a
bariatric restraint system, due to their international
For 25 years,
has remained focused on one vision: to develop the world’s
most effectivewheelchair passenger safety solutions for
public and private transportation. Today,
is a global company with a local network of
representatives serving our customers in over 50 countries
throughout North and South America, Europe, Oceania, Asia,
the Middle East and Africa.
UK Specialist sponsors the NHS Ambulance Service of
the Year Award, at this years Ambulance Service Institute
awards ceremony held at the House of Commons.
Showman's Show 2011
We will be exhibiting at this years Showman’s Show at the
Newbury Showground, on the 19th & 20th October 2011.
For more information, or to register as a visitor click here