Step 4 - Continued support

Sometimes, it might be necessary to accompany the patient to the hospital to provide continued medical support throughout the journey.

How we work

Step 5 - Handover

Upon arrival at hospital, our responder will discuss the patient's needs with the medical practitioners.  They will ensure that vital information is passed on to give the patient the best chance of recovery.

Step 3 - WORKING WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES

BASICS responders work with other emergency services such as paramedics, fire & rescue officers and the police to provide the best possible outcome for the patient.  

Step 6 - down time

It is an on-going part of the volunteer responders' role to ensure they are ready whenever possible.  This includes replenishing equipment and medicines after a call-out.  

The team undergo regular training to share knowledge and learn new skills to maintain the very best service.

Step 1 - Call Out BY Ambulance Hub

The South West Ambulance Service (SWASFT) will assess the nature of the problem.  When they ascertain that a situation would benefit from expert medical assistance, they will call the nearest on-call BASICS volunteer responder.

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Accident & Emergency entrance to Royal Bournemouth Hospital (Peter Facey) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Step 2 - TRAVEL TO THE SCENE

Our volunteer responder will travel to the patient quickly and safely.  All our volunteer responders hold the Institute of Advanced Motorists qualification and most have advanced training in blue light emergency response driving.