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Recognition for our Make Ready teams

Make Ready services are a vital component of maintaining patient safety by ensuring ambulances are cleaned, re-stocked and that all equipment is in full working order.

We’ve been working with NHS ambulance trusts for over 10 years and having safe and efficient ambulance fleets has arguably never been more important.

That’s why we’re delighted to share that three of our teams at the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Trust were chosen as Employees of the Month for Teamwork in April by SCAS. The teams are based in Bracknell, Newbury and Reading.

As with so many front line workers, our Make Ready teams have been carrying out their essential work in the face of extremely challenging circumstances. Many ambulance trusts have had to adapt protocols and expand services. The role of Make Ready teams in helping to reduce transmission risk has been pivotal by providing thorough cleans and enhanced decontamination services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael Rodriguez from the Bracknell Make Ready team commented: “I can speak for all of my colleagues in Make Ready teams when I say how proud we are to be doing our part to support the NHS. Everyone has stepped up when needed and it’s a pleasure to have been recognised by the Trust.”

Will Hancock, CEO of SCAS NHS Trust, said: “During the last few months our frontline colleagues have been at the forefront of responding to patients with symptoms of Covid-19 in our community. It has been a difficult and challenging time for them dealing with the relatively unknown risks of the disease and its transmission and the revised protocols and systems which we, and the rest of the NHS, have adopted in response. The support of all our colleagues from Churchill has been highly appreciated and valued during this difficult time. Keeping the service on the road with cleaned and stocked ambulances 24/7 has been so important.”