According to NHS England, July 2022 recorded the highest number of 999 ambulance callouts for life-threatening conditions since records began.
Last month there were more than 85,000 category one calls; these are for serious situations like cardiac arrests or respiratory arrests.
Almost 30,000 patients waited more than 12 hours to be admitted to hospital, a 33% increase on June ’22 and the highest since records began in 2010.
These figures come as ambulance services across the country report being under intense pressure due to record number of callouts. This pressure is not only felt by ambulance crews themselves but also the teams that support them, the make ready teams working in the background to ensure ambulances and ambulance bags are prepped correctly for duty.
Our team have recently worked with active paramedics and make ready teams on a range of new ambulance bags. These new bags are part of The National IPC bag range by CorrMed, which will be officially launched at The Emergency Services Show in September at the NEC. To view this new range of purpose-built ambulance bags, please visit our stand G82 over the course of the two-day show.
Our chief designer, Brian Arnott has over 40 years of experience in bag design, including ambulance bags and has listened to feedback, shared troubles and common gripes both paramedics and make ready teams face with the current ambulance bags.
This invaluable information has lead the design team at CorrMed to address and rectify the difficulties highlighted by those working out on the front line with this new range of ambulance bags.
The National IPC bags will revolutionise the market, providing features and efficiencies that simply do not exist in any other bag on the market to benefit both paramedics and make ready teams.
This new range of ambulance bags also presents several options when it comes to transportation, with many bags having a backpack option as well as an over the shoulder strap and grab handles for in-hand carrying.
Visit us on stand G82 at The Emergency Services Show in September; hold the bags, feel just how lightweight they really are and hear how infection control has been a major focus in the new National IPC range of ambulance bags.