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Why We Need To Build Ambulance Make Ready Centres


For years paramedic staff were responsible for cleaning, restocking, fuelling and maintaining their ambulances. This was a time-consuming process that had to be done at the start and end of every shift. Ambulance Make Ready Centres aim to make the process faster and more efficient.

“Make Ready Systems must be put in place across the country to drive productivity” – Lord Carter


Make Ready Centres: The Effects


The South East Coast Ambulance Service have established that the following improvements in productivity can be realistically delivered by a Make Ready Centre:

• Improved infection control rates
• Critical vehicle failure rates cut from six failures per day to six per month.
• Deep cleaning – 100 per cent of vehicles are deep cleaned every six weeks in Make Ready Centres versus 75% outside the Make Ready system

Ultimately, the effect of the Make Ready system is improved patient safety, personnel well-being and unit hour availability. The system reduces the likelihood of cross infection and critical vehicle failure. This is why we have worked for over 10 years with the South East Coast Ambulance Service to put these systems into place.


The Role of Chawton Hill


Chawton Hill has unrivalled experience in consultancy services in building Make Ready Centres. Plus, it has an established specialist partner network. Our lead consultant services include; site planning, planning applications, functional modifications, design, project management, cost control, principal designer role and, crucially, staff engagement.

Tim Fellows, Operating Unit Manager at SECAmb, said “Chawton Hill provide strong and effective project management coupled with a willingness to go that extra yard to help us engage and meet our staff’s expectations and ideas.”

Please Contact Us further information about delivering Make Ready Centres for your Trust.