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2Sep 2019

Free First Aid Training – Oswestry Thursday 19th September

We will be providing some free first aid training at Unit 3 Market Gate, Oswestry on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7:00PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2094433550862729/

27Mar 2019

what3words Now Integrated into Command System

With the large number of off-road events we support and the number of requests for help in the middle of fields far away from main roads, we have now integrated what3words into our command and control system.

what3words has divided the entire globe into 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address such as ///pave.magnitude.pokes which takes you to a field on the English/Welsh border.

Passing a what3words address to our event medical control teams will allow us to quickly and accurately locate callers and send medical assistance without the need to rely on marshal point number, grid references or distance markers.

People can find their current 3 word address on the free what3words app for iOS and Android, which works offline and is ideal for use in areas with unreliable data connection, or the online map. Our CAD system is also able to text callers an SMS message with a link to an online map allowing them to easily find their 3 word address location if they do not have the app installed.

We will also shortly be producing signs and information cards to promote the use of what3words to participants and visitors attending events.

Visit https://www.what3words.com for more information on what3words and https://www.medaidservices.co.uk for more information on how we can support you at your event with medical cover and command and control services.

22Jan 2019

Press Release – 22 January 2019

PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday 22 January 2019

Today there has been a lot of press activity regarding a group of volunteer first aiders who patrolled the streets in Leeds which have been told to cease operations by the local council.

We have received a number of queries via social media and would like to confirm that MedAid Services Ltd and our industry partner Northwest Medics have no affiliation, links or working partnership with North West Street Medics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-46959775

28Oct 2018

November marks 100 years since the end of the First World War

Next month marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and we will be supporting some of the special centenary events taking place across the country.

We have arranged for a poppy to be placed on the front of all our vehicles to show our support for the Poppy Appeal.

We have made a small donation to the Poppy Appeal to pay for the cost of the vehicle poppies. All funds go to The Royal British Legion who provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community.

12Jun 2018

Free Defibrillator / AED Training at Llanymynech Village Hall

We will be providing some free defibrillator (AED) training at Llanymynech Village Hall on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 7:30PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Address: Llanymynech Village Hall, Station Road, Llanymynech, SY22 6EE

More Information: https://medaid.co/2HIvDrL

13Mar 2018

Defibrillator / AED Training in Pant, Oswestry

We will be providing some free defibrillator (AED) training in Pant after the Annual Village Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 26th April 2018 at 7:30PM at Pant Memorial Institute.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

8May 2017

Open Day – 17 June 2017

MedAid Services will be hosting an open day at our base on 17 June 10AM – 2PM. Come and see our ambulance vehicles, command unit, learn CPR, understand what an AED is and see what we do.

Our Flat Stan CPR manikins will be there so is suitable for the whole family!

Come and learn some first aid and learn how to save a life.

Light refreshments available.

Our address is Unit 1, Whittington Business Park, Oswestry, SY11 4ND

13Mar 2017

Adverse Event Support – First Test

Here at MedAid Services, our team is made up from people from a wide range of different backgrounds including medical, government, management and IT.

Over the past 12 months we have heavily invested in our IT moving to a paper-free environment in our offices and providing IT solutions to support our clients in engaging with our services.

With all this experience within our organisation, we thought we could do more, and so have set up our Adverse Event Support team. This team will use their skills and experience to support our community in time of adverse events by researching, investigating and co-ordinating information into a single place for all to access. By using this, along with our technology, we can provide a single repository of collated information to give a wider picture to government departments, enforcement agencies and local communities.

With the arrival of Storm Doris on 23 February 2017, we decided to use this as a learning exercise. Our team used local information, news sources, eye-witnesses and the Internet to gather information of fallen trees, unstable structures, blocked roads and road traffic accidents as a result of the high winds. This information was collated into a single repository and plotted onto a map. Where we had additional trusted information, we were able to verify some of the reports we found.

The information we collated can be found on our crowdmap at http://crowdmap.medaidservices.net/2017doris.

We learnt a lot from this exercise and will soon be working on some of the lessons learnt:

  • An efficient system to allow team members to communicate effectively and quickly
  • Single repository for storing documents related to the ongoing incident
  • Polices and procedure explaining what can/can’t be done with information collated
  • Requirements checklist for verifying reports
  • Changes to our crowdmap/data collection software to allow efficient data recording, analysis and publishing

Once we have ironed out the above, we’ll be running another training exercise so we can be sure we’ll be ready for the next adverse event.

If you would be interested in joining our volunteer Adverse Event Support team, please drop us an email at community@medaidservices.co.uk.

21Feb 2017

Walk, Fundraise, Learn CPR, Save a Life!

MedAid Services are proud to be supporting the Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council with their fundraising for community defibrillators and this Sunday (26 February) we’ll be at the Llanymynech Heritage Area.

Come and enjoy a spring stroll around the stunning Llanymynech Heritage Area and Woodland and also learn some CPR and undertand how a defibrillator works.

Walk at anytime between 11AM and 1PM, but register at the Stable Block before you start.

The community of Llanymynech and Pant is currently fund raising to provide three public access defibrillators at sites in the village – The Cross Guns, Pant, Llanymynech Village Hall and Pant Memorial Hall.

Fund raising has already started, applications are being made for grants, and fund raising events are planned, such as pub quizzes, travel slide show and a fund raising walk of the Heritage Area. Local businesses are being asked for support as well. The total needed will be £ 4377, so any donations will be welcome. Donations can be made to Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council who are holding the Fund.