Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

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Embrace ambulance equipment and staff


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 acute call medical control 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

Transferred patients need appropriate documentation for their ongoing care. A photocopy of all recent relevant notes including the blood test results and drug prescription chart are essential for all patients.

For paediatric patients you may wish to write a letter for the accepting team.

For neonatal patients we ask that an updated Badger summary is completed.

Please PACS any important radiology images to the receiving hospital.


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

Embrace aims to provide constructive and appropriate feedback to referring hospital teams to help maintain standards and build relationships.

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 (YAS) booking decision tree (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.

CAMTS accreditation

CAMTS logoEmbrace are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for critical care transport of neonatal and paediatric patients by ground and rotary wing vehicles. CAMTS is a US-based organisation dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Embrace is one of seven international organisations accredited. Read more about the accreditation process.

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
Twitter: @Embrace_SCH

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