What is Hatzola?
Hatzola is the Hebrew word for save or rescue and this represents the base values of our organisation.
The first Hatzola chapter was established in New York in the late 1960’s to provide rapid response emergency medical care to the community. These values have since spread worldwide with autonomous chapters established worldwide. In the UK there are five chapters serving Manchester, Gateshead and London.
Hatzola Manchester is a trading name of Broughton Park Ambulance Services Ltd (BPAS) and primarily covers the Prestwich, Broughton Park and Whitefield communities in Manchester.
However, Hatzola Manchester is unique. All other Hatzola organisations need to invest time and effort in fundraising. In Manchester we are extremely fortunate to be solely funded by a Manchester based charity. This ensures that our members can focus on patient care; on continued training and development, and are supplied with the best equipment to carry out their roles.
How do we work?
Hatzola Manchester is a CQC registered ambulance service delivering emergency medical care to the community, staffed by volunteers from within the community they serve.
We work around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As our members are based in the area we are able to deliver a response within a couple of minutes of receiving a call and typically attend 3-4000 calls a year ranging from minor injuries through to major trauma or cardiac arrest.
Our volunteers are highly trained to deal with every case, delivering immediate care and reducing the pressure on the North West Ambulance Service. Under the guidance of the committee, members focus strongly on CPD within a strong procedural framework under the overall oversight of our medical director.