We’ve got paramedic and tech crews standing by at our base in St Albans this weekend. If you need assistance whether you are a private individual or busy hospital trust please call out operations centre now and we’ll get one of our crews dispatched to you right away. Instant accounts for CCGs and NHS […]
The temperature is already starting to fall after a relatively warm summer and this is already affecting A&E departments becoming overcrowded and affecting handover times. MET Medical works with both NHS ambulance trusts to provide extra support during winter pressures by providing the following services: Patient Transport to improve patient flow and increase number of […]
The thought of having to move a loved one a long distance particularly if they are moving into or out of a care home or nursing home can be daunting. MET Medical are one of the leading specialist independent ambulance services who provide long distance transfers. We regularly deal with patients who are moving […]
MET Medical provides ambulance services to a wide range of clients, however we are currently receiving high call numbers from those who have either tried to call 999 and have had a delay in getting a response due to the service being overwhelmed or wish to be transferred to a private urgent care or intensive […]
Unfortunately we are no longer taking any further bookings for New Years Eve or New Years Day.
Thank you all for choosing MET Medical over the past year. Unfortunately we are now fully booked for this weekend and the Christmas Period. If you have require a quotation for a new future job, please email us and we will deal with it on the 27th December. Our sales team are now busy playing […]
We’ve implemented our emergency response plan as we have been affected by heavy snow. Our team is currently working to maintain our service schedule. We have implemented our 4×4 response team who will be supporting critical jobs and ensuring our staff can get to work and our ambulances can keep moving. We are able […]
MET Medical have become one of the market leaders in the event medical sector. We also have become one of the market leaders in carrying out long distance ambulance transfers to private clients, care homes and nursing homes. We are now one of the leading services in providing bespoke overflow services to the NHS and […]
We’ve had a bit of an issue with our IT systems as we lost the connection between our two offices. We’ve had our network upgraded and we now have a new network connection and a back up solution in place. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We are currently experiencing some issues with our telephone network. IT are working to resolve the problem, in the meantime if you need to contact us please email us or use our live chat facility.
We’re excited to announce our new winter ambulance services for care homes and nursing homes. Basically, we are setting aside dedicated resources to assist with winter pressures on a private basis to clients in the St Albans area focussed on supporting care homes and nursing homes. We are offering tech and paramedic ambulances for transfers to private […]
MET Medical have team of friendly, caring, professional and experienced paramedics making us perfectly equipped for dealing with long distance transfers of critically sick patients. We carry out transfer across the UK, Ireland and into Europe by both road ambulance and air ambulance. We have added specialist equipment to our vehicles to improve comfort […]
We are one of the leading independent ambulance providers offering our full range of specialist ambulance services to private individuals, the NHS, government departments and large corporations in industries such as oil, healthcare and nuclear. Whether this is providing a solo paramedic responder with extended skills or a fully equipped emergency ambulance on standby for […]
Please bear with us. Our web team are just setting up a new system for online job applicants.
Summer events season is now in full swing and the chances are if you are looking for event medical cover at this stage in the season its because you have been let down by a supplier. Unfortunately, at this stage in the year the majority of reputable providers are likely to be pretty […]
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the governing body and regulator for health and social care in the UK. They regulate hospital, care homes, ambulance services and various other care providers. First aid companies don’t have to be registered to provide their services within the confines of and event site or sport stadium, however, if […]
We have become one of the leaders in providing long distance ambulance transport by road. We have carried out missions to the French Alps and Spain, for individuals who are injured all have failed ill abroad without travel insurance. We increase our crew numbers to enable non-stop journeys and also carry specialist equipment such as […]
As an independent ambulance service entirely managed by health care professionals, we are extremely well-placed to assist insurance companies and individuals with repatriation from abroad. We utilise our own ground ambulance fleet where appropriate for airport to hospital or home transfers. We supply air ambulance flights for sick patients or those who cannot travel […]
I often worry at the idea of glorified first aiders dressing in green. Everyone asks ‘What is a tech?’ or What is an ECA? or Advanced first aider? And what is a Paramedic? The answer is that it could be a number of things. ECA stands for emergency care assistant, EMT stands for emergency medical […]
MET Medical are committed to providing a first class service. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission who regulate ambulance services, hospitals, care homes and a number of other care providers. Whilst MET Medical has grown due to the success of delivering quality medical cover to the events industry, the company now offers private ambulance transport to […]
As London Ambulance Service gears up for its busiest night since records began, the organisation is reminding party goers that getting drunk is not a game and to only call for an ambulance in a genuine emergency. In the run up to New Year’s Eve, traditionally the Service’s busiest night of the year for serious emergencies, it […]
The ambulance service announced a message over Christmas calling for people to think before dialling 999 in a bid to reduce pressure on paramedics. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reported it was facing significant demand over the Christmas period which was affecting its ability to respond quickly to 999 emergencies. […]
Two others are treated for serious injuries after multiple vehicles were involved in the incident shortly before 8.30am. A woman has died after a 20-car pile-up on the A40 in Oxfordshire. Darren Weston, from South Central Ambulance Service, told Sky News that four people had been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, […]
Are you thinking of bringing a loved one home for a day or two over Christmas? If so contact us soon, as we are taking bookings for private transfers over the festive period. Contact our friendly reception team on 0203 627 9042 for a quote or to make a booking.
Apologies we are currently updating our mobile site for iPhone and Android. The web team are working on an update and the site will be available shortly. In the meantime, if you can’t access what you need, then just give our lovely team a call.
We don’t often talk about who we work with but we are proud to have some very nice clients. We work with Colleges, Independent schools, local and district Councils, Universities, private event organisers, banks, sports agencies, NHS CCG’s, national charities and many others. We cover our services all over the UK and repatriation services across Europe.
Picture the scene. You have just woken up at the ski chalet after a night of apres ski and decide to spend the morning on the slopes. Its the first run of the day and you take a jump a bit hard and land badly. You hear a crack and you know straight away […]
Budding entrepreneurs win £23k in cash prizes at flare 2016 26 September 2016 A private ambulance service that provides specially trained medical staff for events such as festivals has scooped the top prize at the University of Hertfordshire’s annual business start-up awards, flare. Paramedic Graduate, Dave Hawkins, won £8000 in the Best […]
We are experiencing very high levels of calls and website enquiries at the moment. We are doing our utmost to meet out normal service targets, however there are currently some delays. We apologise and thank you for your business, we will get back to you very shortly.
The East of England Ambulance Service has released a press statement Hertfordshire residents advising them how to avoid an emergency call over the bank holiday weekend. More than 8,000 emergency calls were made to the region’s ambulance service over the May Day bank holiday last year according to East of England Ambulance Service. In Hertfordshire, […]
Today junior doctors have strikes over mounting tensions over contracts which will stretch them further. The government have marketed a 7 day NHS but at the moment, doctors already work 7 days a week providing emergency care. Unless there is investment in more doctors quality will fall and patients could be placed at risk and […]
The NHS 111 system is used by non-clinical staff to triage calls. The system is designed to be over-cautious and has been criticised previously for dispatching ambulances to patients who could be seen by their GP or a visit a pharmacist and didn’t need an emergency ambulance or a bed in A&E. Criticism has […]
For the last 3 years the Greater Manchester Marathon event course has been 415ft too short and officials have stated that official times of 24,000 runners are void. A marathon is strictly 26 miles and 385 yards, but it is believed a calibration error was made when an official accredited by the Association of UK […]
The ambulance service whether it be private or nationalised is great, but sometimes we need a little bit of help from above to get the right care to the right people at the right time or to move patients who are unwell from remote locations to specialist definitive medical care. This inspiring story is […]
NHS services are under pressure With mounting pressures on NHS ambulance trusts and increased waiting times for ambulances, the days of having first aiders alone at events are numbered. It may have only taken a few minutes to have NHS backup at the gates of your event a few years ago, but with increased […]
Around 350 outdoor event organisers gathered last week in London for the Festival Supplier Awards. Awards were presented for a host of industry staples including staging, crowd management, temporary structures, crew catering, crowd barriers and toilets, along with accolades for Best Green Supplier and Best Production Team. Sadly, there were no awards for event medical […]
It was reported yesterday that David Beckham spotted a cycle response paramedic in the street treating an elderly patient and then went off to buy them coffee. We’re quite lucky in the events world as we tend to have very appreciative patients and friendly clients, but out answering 999 calls things can be different and […]
Well we are off. 2016 has begun and we are already busy planning the safety of visitors to events all over the country this year. We are passionate about the events industry and we love providing medical cover – that’s why we do it! If you are thinking about what medical cover you […]
We like being healthy. That’s why we do what we do. There’s been some recent research which is very interesting. It’s about how and when we eat. Recent research suggests that if we reduce the period we eat, by eating breakfast later and dinner earlier, then there will be considerable health benefits. Lot’s […]
We’re still taking bookings for event medical cover for corporate events and private parties over Christmas and New Year. If you are having an event over the winter and need first aid provision then get in touch with our team. We will work closely with you to get the right cover in place. We aim […]
We’ve been shortlisted to the final two event medical cover providers for “Medical Supplier of the Year”. The award is made by the National Outdoor Events Association who are the UK’s leading trade association for the outdoor events industry. Many of the key event medical suppliers are members and each year awards take place in various […]
We decided to join the National Outdoor Event Association and are now fully fledged members. MET Medical has rapidly become one of the leading choices for event medical and event first aid cover in the UK. NOEA is the trade association for the events industry. NOEA was established in 1979, is the only trade […]
FAQ’s What do you do? We have three main areas to our business. We provide first class medical cover to the events industry covering all events from small sporting fixtures to large festivals requiring field hospitals and multiple ambulances. We provide routine, urgent and emergency ambulance transport by road in the UK and we provide international […]
We are currently taking bookings for a busy summer period. Here’s a brief list of things which you can expect from MET! 1. Our admin team will answer the phone within a a few rings 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 2. We will send you a quote when we say […]
MET Medical hires student paramedics once they have frontline 999 experience from placement with an NHS ambulance trust. We are currently recruiting 2014 cohort FdSc and BSc university student paramedics to join our growing team of bank staff, for the busy 2015 events season. MET Medical are one of the leading providers for […]
The North West Ambulance service are advising callers to only ring 999 for ‘real emergencies’ Ambulance chiefs are urging people to only dial 999 in a real emergency tonight after receiving an ‘unprecedented’ number of calls. Bosses at the North West Ambulance Service issued an urgent message shortly after 4pm today saying the service was under ‘extreme […]
Near-record 999 calls in the West Midlands have led A&E units and the ambulance service to say they are “stretched to the limit”. West Midlands Ambulance Service said calls on Saturday were close to what it expected on New Year’s Eve, traditionally its busiest time. By midnight, it had responded to 3,500 emergency calls – […]
The NHS have announced plans to take on about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. Junior and overseas doctors would help bolster A&E units over this winter, the Department of Health said. An aging population was putting pressure on services, […]
As a private ambulance service specialising in the provision of medical cover for the events industry we get a lot of calls from organisations all over the country. We value the work of the voluntary sector as they tend to be able to provide a service to smaller organisations that are required to have first aid […]
Seventy-three year-old lady, Sonia Powell was taken to Morriston Hospital’s Accident & Emergency Unit in Swansea, south Wales, on Wednesday afternoon by emergency ambulance after a suspected heart attack. However, on arrival at the hospital Mrs Powell was kept in the ambulance because there weren’t any beds available in A&E. Mrs Powell had been transferred from […]
We are often asked whether schools need medical cover for sports matches and other events. The basic guidance is that under health and safety regulations employers must ensure adequate cover is in place by carrying out a full medical risk assessment. It would be fair to say that having oxygen available should be a minimum […]
I often think about what is going through people’s minds as they consider a medical provider for their events. Gone are the days where organisers get 3 quotes and go with the cheapest. The quality and provision varies so much and choosing the right contractor is vital to the safety of your event is something […]
MET Medical are currently recruiting HCPC UK Paramedics and Doctors ( Registrars, Consultants, and F2’s with A&E, ICU or Anaesthetics experience) for bank shifts. We carry out International Medical Repatriations via Air Ambulance as well as a range of events from large crowd events to high risk sports. MET Medical strives for clinical excellence and has a […]
We are recruiting HPC Paramedics for bank event work over the summer. This is an ideal opportunity to do something different and top-up your income. We offer good rates of pay and have a reputation for delivering first class medical provision. Events are varied from Motocross and Marathons to large crowd events. We do not […]
A note from one of our Director’s: So I was spending some time thinking about what really stands us out from the competition. MET Medical was formed by a few Medics who thought they could do a better job than many of the other event medical and private ambulance companies out there in the […]
We are one of the leading providers of international medical assistance in Europe to those who are unfortunate enough to have fallen ill or been injured abroad and are either without medical insurance or with a limitation on cover. Perhaps you bought your travel insurance in another country to the one you reside in. Underwriters […]
Planning Guide: Event Medical Cover Approximately 50% of our enquiries tend to come from organisers who have seen their event outgrow their current medical provider. Perhaps using voluntary sector medical cover has been adequate for the crowd sizes you have been experiencing but your 2014 event is about move into the small to medium […]
Perhaps you have been unfortunate enough to have had an accident or fallen ill in a foreign country. We are experienced and insured to provide all kinds of medical repatriations for patients with injuries which prevent them sitting upright through to patients who require an intensive care team. We have been regularly tasked to […]
International Repatriation by road or air ambulance: So you have had an accident on holiday or business and you aren’t covered by insurance so need to hire someone to bring you or a family member home. We know what its like when you have been stuck in a foreign hospital for days or weeks on […]
We provide Paramedics and Technicians for TV and film work. From single responders in Rapid Response Vehicles for small shoots, through to A&E vehicles for high risk filming; we can take care of your needs. We have GPs available and trauma doctors with aeromedical experience. We cover UK-wide and have vehicles in Hertfordshire and […]
We are looking for first aiders, EMT’s, IHCD Technicians and Paramedics who are would like to join our events team. We take staff on a bank basis and many have other jobs in the NHS. To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. .