Isle of Man Ambulance Service
The service we provide is for pre-hospital care and ambulatory transport for the population of the Isle of Man which is currently in excess of 83,000 with an average population age of 42.5 years (2016 Census).
The Isle of Man Ambulance Service (IMAS) has 21 vehicles and 42 full time equivalent members of staff who respond to emergency calls across the Island, at any given time the Service has 4 Ambulances on duty during the day (3 at night) which are crewed by a Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician/Emergency Care Assistant; the Service is also supported by 3 Officers from HQ (Paramedics). There is always a Duty Officer present 24/7.
IMAS works with a range of partners including the Police and Fire & Rescue Service and volunteers from organisations such as:
- The British Red Cross who are contracted to IMAS to carry out patient transfers
- St John Ambulance who provide cover at times of high demand
- RNLI and Isle of Man Coast Guard
The service operates from three sites on the Island.
The ability to provide an effective ambulance service is heavily dependant on having available a high quality ambulance fleet. The current vehicles in our fleet are replaced on a 7 year rolling programme.
During TT and MGP the Ambulance Service operate their own dedicated Air Ambulance which is invaluable during road closures.
Training is conducted by our own Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) accredited in-house training team where all staff attend annual refresher training, paramedic pre-selection, and driving assessments.