Introducing our new name

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

New Response Bags

Pax Bags

The team are extremely grateful to the Albert Hunt Trust who have supported the purchase of response bags for our Rapid Response Vehicle. The new bags are reflective and durable and can be wiped down, making it easier to control infections and keep our patients safe. The team worked closely with Pax UK who ensured we had the right bags …

New Team Vehicle

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We are pleased to announce our new team vehicle has arrived. This was made possible after we successfully applied for a £50,000 grant from the British Association for Immediate Care. This comes from an annual donation of £250,000 made by the HELP APPEAL to support the work of groups affiliated with the Association who provide voluntary immediate care services across …

We’ve launched a lottery!

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In order to keep the team operational, we have launched a lottery to bring in vital funds! The cost of keeping the team ready to respond costs us several thousand pounds a year. That doesn’t include wear and tear on vehicles and equipment, or the cost of getting new members kitted and trained to be able to respond. Since COVID-19, …