New Kit – Syringe Driver

Syringe Driver

Following a successful funding application, we have purchased our first medical syringe driver. Thanks to a grant from the Manchester Guardian Society, we have bought a Micrel Syringe Pump which we will use to treat patients who might have suffered a cardiac arrest or have received a pre-hospital anaesthetic from the team. The equipment allows a steady stream of medication …

Community Fundraising at its best!

Community Event

Giving back to our communities in more ways than one. Back in August, team members Jon, Martin, Clare and John supported a community event, hosted by the Bosden Farm Community Group. The group wanted to raise funds for the team to show their appreciation for the work we do in their community. Team members were invited along to raise our …

NWPCCC Responder embarks on a Charity mission to Montenegro.

Op Florian

Piers, one of our volunteer Critical Care Paramedics, embarked on a charity mission to Montenegro last month. Representing the firefighter charity Operation Florian, Piers volunteered his own time to join a team of fire service instructors to deliver road traffic collision (RTC) training to volunteer firefighters, who also received a fire appliance donated by Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service …

Introducing our new name

NWPCCC logo

The team are pleased to inform you all that our charity has changed its name from the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group and we are now called the North West Pre-hospital Critical Care Charity. We are excited to be expanding into the areas of Merseyside, Manchester and Lancashire as well as responding in our existing area of Cheshire. Unfortunately, …

Observation drive with the NWPCCC

observation Drive

On a crisp Friday evening in the Autumn of 2021, I had the fortune of spending an evening with the NWPCCC (Formerly CSIBASICS) team crewing their RRV in support of NWAS. They’ve made many offers while I have worked with the medics that make up the team. So, with all the paperwork in place and no more excuses not to, …

Another Responder On The Road

Front

At the start of the month, on a cold winter’s morn, members of the NWPCCC team set about installing covert lighting and sirens into one of their private vehicles. Far from the usual type of response vehicle, this one still has more than enough performance to match the complete lighting package waiting for installation. The plan The installation, as always, …

Charity Ball Success

CSI_Ball_1

We are pleased to announce that our Charity Ball, held on the 13th of November 2021 at the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford was a success! 116 attendees came together for our first face to face event since the COVID-19 pandemic. Our aim was to raise enough money to purchase a patient monitor for the team RRV. This portable machine is used …

Maintaining the fleet with MagCode sponsored by Mobile Centre

MagCode

With CSIBASICS being crewed entirely by volunteer medical personnel, having the flagship rapid response vehicle (RRV) on the road is not always possible. As a result, most call-outs are attended in the volunteers own cars while the RRV is in the depot. This lack of continuous use, coupled with all the equipment the vehicle carries, means the RRVs battery is …

Another Responder Hits the Road

Today we welcome a new responder onto the roads. Having completed the required driving examinations and been signed off for blue light responding, Simon joins the solo responder team. Simon will be responding in his Land Rover vehicle, which has now had a complete covert lighting system installed.  The complete Whelen lighting kit with Woodway controller, supplied by Woodway Engineering, …

Alpkit Funding Success

helmets

The team have recently purchased new helmets following a successful funding application This purchase was made possible after we successfully applied for a grant from the Alpkit Foundation to purchase new helmets. The new Manta Helmets from Future Safety ensure our responders are protected when working around road crashes, railway incidents or on unstable terrain.  Since lockdown, the team have …