NorWest Medical are delighted to announce the opening of their 14,000 sq ft, purpose-built ambulance base and training facility in Walton Summit.
Founded in 2019, Norwest Medical are a CQC registered provider of emergency ambulance, and urgent care support service operating across Lancashire.
Experienced providers of event medical cover and pre-hospital medical training, the new premises just off junction 29 of the M6 will be home to a new operating base with 40 full time employees.
The move to the larger premises means Norwest can continue to offer a full spectrum of medical training to its staff and members of local community – from First Aid at Work in the training room, to Emergency Ambulance Blue Light training out on the road. The new facility includes an outdoor space which can be utilised for real world, medical emergency simulation including road traffic collision scenarios.
Additionally, the space makes room for Norwest to continue to expand their event medical portfolio. Having already worked with the likes of Burnley Football Club at Turf Moor Stadium and London Based Unify Productions on the recent Harry Potter event at Arley Hall, the new facility will house ‘Norwest Medical Live’, the event division. The all-terrain medical vehicles and the mobile pop-up medical triage and treatment facility will also be relocating to the new site.
Garry Pamment, Managing Director says ‘It’s a real milestone in the development of the business, having more space presents more opportunities and makes for a more comfortable setting to deliver our operation. Myself and all of the crews are really excited for the future’
NorWest will continue to work closely in support of the NHS Ambulance service. The next 12 months at Norwest will also see the continued development of the community outreach programme where medical staff will work alongside the charity Little Lifesavers in the tutoring of CPR to local primary schools and children’s groups.
The base and the training facility were opened on June 24th by Jake Berry MP, and NorWest are hopeful to deliver the first medical training programme to external candidates early August.