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Embrace ambulance equipment and staff


The Embrace team are the subject of a new three-part documentary, Children's Emergency Rescue, which starts on BBC Two on Tuesday 28 January at 8pm.

If you need to make a referral to Embrace, or need further specialist advice, please ring the referral hotline on 0845 147 2472.

Our call handlers will then put you in contact with the Embrace Consultant and relevant specialists as required.

The call co-ordination form (PDF) gives you a clear understanding of the structure of the referral process and the information you will be asked by the Embrace team.

For planned transfers, please use an Embrace planned transfer booking form (PDF), which should be printed, completed and faxed to Embrace. The referral will then be triaged and a transport plan agreed and communicated to you.

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Transfer documentation

All transferred patients need appropriate documentation for their ongoing care. For paediatric patients the paediatric transfer form can be used. For neonatal patients we ask that an updated Badger summary accompanies the patient.

If you would like to comment on your experience of working with Embrace, you can use this feedback form (PDF) or email us at

Time critical transfers

Guidance on preparing for a time critical transfer:

Download: Preparing a patient for a time critical transfer (PDF)
Download: Basic equipment requirements (PDF)
Download: Ambulance booking decision tree (PDF)
Download: Inter-hospital transfer protocol (PDF)


We have a series of clinical guidelines which have been written to support clinical teams accessing Embrace. These are a synthesis of best practice used both nationally and in the region. The overall responsibility for the decisions taken in regard to the individual patient concerned remains that of the referring healthcare professionals.

View all guidelines and documentation.

Sponsored bike ride

The Embrace team will soon be taking on a sponsored 44-mile cycle challenge. Money raised will be used to make long ambulance journeys more entertaining for patients through colourful decor, on-board WiFi, iPads and DVD players.

Contact us

Unit 7 Capitol Close
Capitol Business Park
South Yorkshire
S75 3UB

Referral Number: 0845 147 2472
General Enquiries: 0114 305 3005
Fax Number: 01226 733068

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