About Us

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Saving lives in the Midlands since 1984.

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MARS is a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to seriously injured and critically unwell patients in the Midlands.

Based across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands we cover over 2500 square miles of central England, from Birmingham down to Ross-on-Wye and from the Welsh border across to Evesham.

We respond, to requests for assistance from West Midlands Ambulance Service, in our own personal cars that are fitted out with blue lights and sirens. We bring highly skilled medical expertise to the patient, capable of providing life saving interventions at the roadside. Many of these interventions are not provided by the ambulance service.

MARS looks after critically ill patients including those severely injured in car crashes, industrial incidents, shootings and stabbings, through to adult and child cardiac arrests and those others with serious medical problems, such as heart attacks, fits, and breathing problems.

Working alongside the West Midlands Ambulance Service, MARS clinicians deliver hospital care at the scene of the incident. By bringing our additional skills, equipment, drugs and surgical procedures to the patient we aim to save lives and improve patients’ outcomes. Last year we helped care for nearly 300 patients – our busiest year ever.

MARS is a small pre-hospital charity. Currently we have 16 clinicians who respond on behalf of the charity. It costs over £10000 to get each clinician out on the road.

MARS plays an important role in providing vital pre-hospital medical care to people seriously injured and critically unwell across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and the Midlands.

Meet the people behind MARS

Meet our highly skilled medical experts and trustees who run MARS.

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John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

John Smith

Paramedic

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