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28 May 2015

Nepal - the Aid Efforts Continue

Following the devastating news of the large earthquakes that struck Nepal, SP Services have been contacted by a number of charities and NGO's for medical supplies to be sent out to aid with relief efforts in the region.

SP is proud to have been able to help with a number of supplies to charities for remote medical aid workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses flying out to help with search and rescue efforts, medical treatment, first aid, triage and pre-hospital care in the affected areas.

Local Shropshire nurse Gill Bradbury flew out to Nepal from Birmingham International Airport just a day after the news of the first earthquake to provide medical aid and treatment assistance within the affected areas such as Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

In addition, Shropshire paramedic Ed Hullah opted to utilise his holiday by flying out to Nepal and aiding with medical relief efforts, Ed finished a 12 hour shift and came straight to SP Services HQ at Bastion House to stock up on medical supplies and do a press interview before flying out the following day. 

SP also made a donation to Disaster Medics who flew out just 3 days after the first earthquake struck near Kathmandu with a team of remote medics to help locate missing people and deliver first aid and pre-hospital treatment to those who have not yet reached hospitals or temporary medical centres. 

Its now a month on from the initial quake in Nepal and villages still need to be relocated; shelter and livelihoods provided for at least three million people in the danger zone. Relief supplies promised from around the globe still havent reached the remote valleys. There are 25,000 schools destroyed - 1.7 million children are affected. Health posts and hospitals are barely coping with the vasty amounts of wounded men women and children. The task of reconstruction is beyond comprehension; 600,000 homes were destroyed. 

Amidst the vast tent cities across Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes the Folkestone Gurkha and Nepalese Earthquake Appeal Team have been working hard to rally donations of food, clothing and medical supplies. SP Services teamed up with Folkestone Gurkha and Nepalese Earthquake Appeal Team to get pallets of donated SP medical supplies sent out to Nepal to help with their relief and restoration efforts. Teams of volunteer staff are working around the clock to help with not just the immediate issues following the disaster such as medical attention, food and clothing but also to help rebuild sound environments for the thousands of displaced people that have lost their loved ones, livelihoods and homes.

The devastating effects of a major incident or natural disaster have been thrust to the forefront of many individuals and organisations minds in recent times, most recently with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, rioting and terror threats across the globe and the recent earthquakes in Nepal. By having a disaster preparedness plan in place on a business and personal level you can be better equipped and prepared for the short, mid and long term effects of a major incident.

At SP Services we supply medical equipment and consumables for everything you need in an emergency, providing you with a one-stop-shop for consumables such as bandages and plasters, foil blankets and water purification tablets, off the shelf and bespoke kits from first aid to mass evacuation and disposable health protection, transport from evacuation chairs to stretchers, vacuum mattresses and portable treatment units and Diagnostic equipment from stethoscopes to blood pressure monitors and the latest state-of the-art AED’s and defibrillators.

With a 32,000 sq ft warehouse and a tremendous stock inventory our capabilities here at Bastion House allowing us to run a 24/7 operation if and when required. SP have a dedicated team of product experts to ensure you get what is needed when it is needed with our rapid deliveries available both nationally and internationally. 

 Make SP Services part of your major incident plan, for more details on how we can help you, contact us now:

www.spservices.co.uk 

sales@spservices.co.uk 

01952 288 999

Bastion House, Hortonwood 30, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 7XT

 

News articles on SP Services Involvement with Nepal Aid Efforts:

http://www.responsemedicsuk.co.uk/#!nepal-2015/c1mnx

http://www.shropshirelive.com/2015/05/01/shropshire-paramedic-to-join-nepal-humanitarian-rescue-operation/

https://disastermedics.org/2015/05/14/op-white-khyah-nepal-2015-interim-report/

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