Control room project fast-tracked to protect ambulance staff during Coronavirus crisis

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust (NIAS) has worked in partnership with technology provider Northgate Public Services (NPS) and BT to safeguard frontline control room staff fielding emergency calls during the Coronavirus pandemic. Control room teams are a key part of the emergency services’ response to the crisis and it is… Read more »

Pre-hospital blood protection provided to air ambulances by Peli BioThermal

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature-controlled packaging, has announced additional air ambulance crews across the United Kingdom are transporting vital blood products via the company’s Crēdo ProMed™ transport bag in a bid to save more lives. Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) first responders in Europe and globally are utilising the Crēdo ProMed transport bag…. Read more »

Mitsubishi Motors responds to support the Metropolitan Police Service

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has made 10 vehicles available for use by Metropolitan Police Service in response to a request for more vehicles to help with patrolling and general police work related to the Coronavirus crisis. The vehicles, a mixture of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and ASX models, were on site at Mitsubishi Motors’ Cirencester… Read more »

Peugeot supports Greater Manchester Police with additional vehicles

Peugeot has shown its support during the COVID-19 crisis by providing five of its demonstrator vehicles, including Expert Crew vans and a Traveller people carrier, to Greater Manchester Police. The vehicles are being put to operational use, supporting frontline policing during the pandemic. The vehicles provided are two Standard Expert Crew vans in Professional trim… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police takes first 101 calls from home

GMP takes first 101 calls from home Greater Manchester Police (GMP) now has the ability to take 101 calls and answer Live Chat queries from home, thanks in part to the new software, iOPS, which was installed last year. There are currently just over 30 call handlers that have the ability to take calls externally…. Read more »

Hovercraft adapted for patient transfer

Hovertravel has created a new way to transport patients across the Solent at any time of the day or night . Working with the ambulance service at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Hovertravel is now able to carry stretchers to both Southsea and Southampton so patients can receive medical care at hospitals on the mainland… Read more »

Capita secures £3.1m contract with Border Force to ‘digitise the seas’

Capita plc has been awarded a three-year contract worth £3.1m over three years to supply, install and support secure 4G mobile and satellite voice and data communications to the UK Government’s Border Force. The Border Force patrols UK maritime boarders and responds to at-sea security threats, including smuggling of contraband, human trafficking and clandestine crossings…. Read more »