With an array of medical providers large and small around the UK it is often hard to know what is what, who is who. It is almost as difficult as choosing your insurance provider or even where to shop! Do you go for price, quality or assurance? The only difference being, the choice of medical provider at your festival is slightly more critical and could be the difference between life and death (this seems a little dramatic, but not far from the truth!). There are many providers who operate an ambulance which they bought off eBay and providing event cover seemed easy and a good idea at the time. To be honest, this just isn’t good enough, let alone when you are looking after 30,000 people at a festival.
Cheap is not always cheerful, especially when it comes to the emergency care of people paying to be at your event, most likely there to have a good time and see their favorite bands in action.
JMS are not the cheapest out there (and to be honest, we wouldn’t want to be), equipment, advanced life support ambulances, compliance, drugs, good staff (like our JMS #dreamteam) are expensive! – there is no getting away from that. You would be far better off paying a little more for a professional provider, with a proper limited company, registration with the CQC and a solid clinical and operational governance in place – there are enough of us out there!
Festivals and mass gathering events need planning, command, control and professional, fully equipped staff and resources. Call our #dreamteam at JMS to find out how we can help you at your festival: 01829 732 615.