SPECIALIST MEDICAL COVER
Alpha Medical Group is able to provide a highly professional, comprehensive, 100% reliable and affordable service for many different family events including the following…
Parties (all types)
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive. However it will give you an indication of the different types of motorsport events that we attend
Over the years Alpha Medical has provided medical cover, in the UK and abroad, for numerous birthdays and other family events. No medical cover assignment is too large or small for us.
Some assignments only take a few hours to complete and others last for a few days or longer. For example, in the past, we have provided professional medical cover for several days – working before, during and after some events – e.g. if venues needed to be built and then dismantled afterwards.
Every event we cover is obviously attended by a different group of people with different medical requirements. Some private parties are attended by family and friends only – and it is not unusual for some family members to be elderly and/or have various medical conditions. Some family events have one or more celebrities and/or VIP’s present and our personnel are asked to attend as a precaution.
If necessary Alpha Medical Group is able to provide 24/7 medical cover for everyone at the event. We are also able to provide experienced Close Protection security personnel who have a nationally recognized pre-hospital care medical qualification and/or personnel with higher medical qualifications.
We are also able to arrange and co-ordinate appropriate patient transportation if necessary (including Care Quality Commission registered private ambulances if required) for people who want to attend an important family event (e.g. a wedding, graduation or funeral) but have physical difficulties due to their poor health or a disability. In the past, one client just needed two of our personnel to carry her up and down some stairs because there was no lift! Whatever the situation…we will do our very best to help you.
Over the years we have successfully carried out numerous assignments that enabled people to be present at important family occasions and we have learnt how to maintain a discreet low-profile while everyone enjoys the celebration or attends a funeral. Some people need to rest, go to the toilet or have different forms of treatment whilst they are at an event. Our experienced medical personnel enable everyone to enjoy special occasions without worrying about their medical requirements.
It is also important to stress that Alpha Medical is able to provide OVERT or COVERT medical cover for your family event. That is, our experienced medical personnel and specialist vehicles can be seen or unseen at your event…unless their assistance is required! Our attendance can be extremely reassuring for some of our clients. However, in some situations, it may not be appropriate.
The good news is that our medical personnel are more than happy to wear different clothing to suit the occasion. For example we can wear the following different types of attire…
A. Standard Ambulance uniform – i.e. green shirt (short sleeves), green epaulettes, green trousers, black boots or shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Hi-Viz yellow waistcoat or Hi-Viz yellow jacket if outdoors.
B. Ambulance Officer uniform – i.e. white pilot shirt (short sleeves), green tie, green epaulettes, black or green trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Hi-Viz yellow waistcoat or Hi-Viz yellow jacket if outdoors.
C. Normal suit – e.g. office suit, white shirt (log sleeves), tie, trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Smart clothing if outdoors.
D. Formal dinner suit for formal occasions – e.g. dark black dinner suit, white dinner shirt, bow tie, black trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Smart clothing if outdoors.
E. Informal indoor and/or outdoor clothing agreed with the client – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby.
On the other hand, if you do not want our medical personnel or vehicle(s) to be seen at all, we are also more than happy to be on “stand-by” nearby (unseen by your family members and other guests) and we will respond immediately if we are needed. Normal cars or specialist vehicles can be used. If specialist vehicles are used our personnel will be in uniform A or B above.
N.B. If your special family event is taking place in the East of England geographical area (i.e. Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire), East London or North London we will give you a generous 10% GOODWILL DISCOUNT!!! To claim your 10% discount simply quote the reference “FAMILY.10” when you ask us for a quotation.
WHY CHOOSE ‘ALPHA MEDICAL’ FOR YOUR FAMILY EVENT?
Please consider all of the following points before you book medical cover for your event.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is a highly respected and very well-established medical business. We started our business in 1997. We have therefore been delivering our medical services for 24 years and are now a leading provider of cost-effective and high-quality event medical cover. If you are looking for a 100% reliable company we are proud to say that we have never let a client down!
✔ All of our clients also benefit from affordable fees and exceptional value-for-money. Over the years we have provided expert medical cover for numerous family events and we have built up an excellent reputation with regard to flexibility and a friendly, personal We value every client and we will treat everyone at your event as an individual with specific needs and requirements. Our medical personnel will give you, and your family members and friends, maximum support.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is owned and managed by Steve Richards who is a healthcare professional who has worked with patients, in ambulances and hospitals, since 1969. Steve is dual-qualified –i.e. he is a practicing HCPC registered Paramedic (No.20819) and an HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (No.15341) who qualified in He therefore has more than fifty years of invaluable knowledge and experience with regard to many aspects of patient care, road and air transport and the provision of professional medical cover for many different types of event – including events that have been attended by senior members of the Royal family and other V.I.P.’s.
✔ Steve is also a member of the College of Paramedics (CoP), the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) and the Medical Equestrian Association (MEA). In addition he is a qualified Clinical Instructor with professional adult teaching and assessing qualifications.
✔ The fact that ‘Alpha Medical’ is run by an experienced healthcare professional is really important because, these days, more or less anyone is legally allowed to advertise an ‘event medical service’ in the UK. This unfortunately means that there are now numerous individuals (including many security guards and “first aid trainers” etc) and non-professional opportunistic businesses who advertise a “medical” or “first aid” service but they do not have an appropriate professional healthcare qualification or the necessary medical knowledge and/or prehospital care experience to effectively manage a wide range of injuries and acute medical conditions that can and do occur at some events. In addition some of the above non-professional services do not carry out the appropriate checks on personnel and/or may not be well-equipped or may not be fully insured and/or able to give drugs etc. If you use Alpha Medical you will benefit from professional care and maximum value for money.
✔ You will be pleased to know that Alpha Medical is able to offer you various options so you are able to book the exact level of medical cover that you want for your event. We are more than happy to provide just one suitably qualified and experienced person for your special family event – e.g. an NHS qualified Ambulance Technician or an HCPC registered Paramedic to work ‘solo’. Alternatively, if your family event is going to be very large, we are also able to supply a multi-skilled medical team with specialist vehicles and equipment. In addition, if required, we will also help you to carry out a Medical Risk Assessment and/or produce a detailed written Event Safety Management Plan that will be tailored to your specific requirements.
✔ Alpha Medical regularly provides Paramedics, Nurses, Ambulance Technicians, Emergency Medical Technicians and First Response Emergency Care (i.e. Level 3, 4 or 5) qualified personnel for event medical cover. Please note that the respected FREC suite of prehospital care qualifications are nationally recognized and approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of PreHospital Care. For more details please see the “Training Courses” section of this website.
✔ Our company is able to provide professional medical and nursing personnel who have different medical and nursing qualifications to suit the specific requirements of your event. For example, our HCPC registered Paramedics are able to use various drugs and/or intravenous infusions that basic ‘event first aid services’ are not allowed.
✔ In addition, our medical personnel carry advanced life support equipment that qualified first-aiders are not legally allowed to use. This is because our experienced Paramedics are professionally qualified and therefore able to perform various life-saving procedures and techniques that can only be lawfully performed by a HCPC registered Paramedic or a qualified medical doctor.
✔ The fact that our sister company (i.e. Alpha Training & Consultancy Limited) is a nationally accredited training provider means that our medical personnel are able to benefit from high quality training courses, regular updates and scenario practice sessions that are delivered and assessed by practicing Paramedics who have the essential real-life experience to ensure that all of our personnel work as a team and are able to manage minor and serious incidents in a safe and professional way
✔ This means that our personnel are knowledgeable and skilled with regard to the safe administration of medical gases, advanced airway management, resuscitation, defibrillation, acute medical emergencies, bleeding, burns and scalds, musculoskeletal injuries, immobilization, decisions, safeguarding, manual handling, health and safety, infection control and many other topics
✔ Please note that, if you use our event medical cover service your family event, you will also be given a generous 20% DISCOUNT if any of your family members, friends, colleagues or staff attend ANY course delivered in our medical training centre by our experienced specialist instructors. The above discount obviously means that your family and friends will be able to save a significant amount of money in the future if anyone uses Alpha Training and Consultancy Ltd (ATC) for any First Aid at Work or Paediatric Emergency First Aid or Health and Safety statutory training courses or any other course ATC delivers. Please see the “Training Courses” section of the website for more details.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is also able to provide a variety of specialist well-equipped vehicles and other medical facilities manned by qualified medical personnel. Subject to availability we can usually supply large conventional Ambulances, Mobile Medical Units, 4×4 Paramedic Units, Rapid Response Vehicles, Quad bikes, Cycle Responders and other resources for large family events. We also work with other respected event medical companies when they need more specialist vehicles and/or extra medical resources and/or additional medical personnel.
✔ We will always do our best to exceed your expectations and give you maximum value for money. Please see the sample client recommendations below.
Our family medical cover service is particularly useful when people have a life-restricting illness or terminal disease and can be extremely beneficial for the patient and other members of the family. Please read the following paragraph from a ‘Thank you’ letter. It refers to a father who was paralyzed from his neck down and able to attend his only daughter’s wedding hundreds of miles from his home!
“After the wedding his wife wrote us a letter that included the following words…..”We must thank you for a wonderful weekend. You made it a memorable time. I cannot praise (you) enough. Your men did more than their duty. Considering my husband’s disabilities, paralyzed from the neck down, we travelled in comfort to Scotland. All of my husband’s needs were seen to with the greatest of efficiency and caring. We stayed two nights and travelled home. All the time you were there when we needed you. Expert driving and attention. Nothing was too much trouble. Once again, many thanks”.
PLEASE ASK US FOR A WRITTEN ‘FIXED FEE’ QUOTATION
Please send us an email to tell us about your special family event and how we can assist you. We will give you as much help as possible and send you a detailed ‘fixed fee’ no-obligation quotation.
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EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED!
If you would like a written ‘fixed fee’ quotation it will obviously be supplied to you free of charge and you will be under no obligation whatsoever to use Alpha Medical Group for your special family event. However, if you would like to use our company, we respectfully suggest that you firmly book us a.s.a.p. because we allocate our medical personnel, vehicles and equipment on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.
In addition, if your event is going to be held on a WEEKEND or on a BANK HOLIDAY, it is even more important to firmly book your event medical cover as early as possible. This is because the majority of events are held at weekends or on public holidays so the majority of medical providers tend to get booked up very quickly and it’s really difficult or impossible to accept any additional or late bookings.