The service is a member of the Independent Ambulance Association which is supporting the campaign calling for young people to be taught ELS skills in school after footballer Fabrice Muamba received CPR when he collapsed during a match.
IAA member companies are regulated by the Government’s Care Quality Commission on the same basis as are their counterparts in the NHS.
The companies, which operate across England, transport millions of patients each year to and from their homes to hospital, support NHS A&E departments during peak periods, provide medical cover at events, and provide specialist intensive care services for seriously ill children as well as bariatric and repatriation patients.
Phil Warren of Manchester Medical Services Ltd. said: “Like all members of the Association we employ highly qualified people in emergency life support skills and we already offering first aid and CPR training to adults in our local community. By supporting this campaign, we now look forward to taking our training skills into the classroom.”
James Graves Head teacher of St Joseph’s said: “We are deeply appreciative by the offer of our local private ambulance service to provide ELS training for our pupils. The collapse of the young footballer has touched everyone and highlighted the need for people, young and old, to be able to offer speedy help if ever the need arises.”