Blood Cancer Awareness Month takes place every September and aims to highlight awareness of blood cancers and disorders as well as the importance of blood stem cell donors. As a healthcare courier, we support the industry in more ways than one, with our same day delivery, thorough careful transportation, round-the-clock service and our specially-trained service team.
We support the fast movement of blood samples to and from blood donation centres, hospitals and laboratories so that patients can be supported with faster diagnosis and attentive care. In this blog, we explain why the medical industry relies on a same-day courier such as Crown SDS.
Understanding Current Demands
It’s important for a medical courier to understand the current demands within the medical industry so that the sector can continue to operate smoothly and to support pharmacies, hospitals, laboratories, healthcare providers and patients.
Blood and Specimen Collections
We’re able to support the industry through blood and specimen collections and so that patients can be diagnosed sooner with scheduled collections and deliveries, meaning that the right care can be given sooner rather than later for patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses and diseases. This involves collecting blood samples from blood donation centres or GP surgeries and delivering these samples to multiple locations for the use at laboratories and hospitals.
Supporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
More recently, we have supported the NHS by assisting in the distribution of ventilators and other critical care equipment, to supply hospitals throughout the UK. This meant that COVID-19 patients could be provided with sufficient care due to the fast movement of ventilators and PPE equipment for healthcare professionals caring for patients.
Similarly, we have also provided the same-day movement of COVID-19 testing kits, supporting the fast collection and same day delivery of tests to laboratories. This means that results for those suffering with COVID symptoms, can be given as soon as possible.
Round The Clock Service
The medical industry is dependent on time-critical responsiveness, which means that collections and deliveries for this industry should be no different.
We handle supplier collections and deliveries any day of the week, at any time. This means that whatever time of the day or night, we are able to support the medical industry in any way we are needed for smoother and more efficient operations. Our trusted and reliable same-day service will ensure that any medical consignment will arrive on time, every time.
We know just how important it is for hospitals and patients to receive medicine at the right time and in the right place. This is why it’s important to use a specialist medical courier, like Crown SDS, who can operate a 60 minute response time in arranging a collection or delivery and will ensure the consignment is handed specifically to a named recipient, where required.
Specially Trained Team
In order for the medical industry to be able to rely on a same-day courier service, it’s important for the courier to have a team of specially trained drivers and a dedicated point of contact.
This is why we provide a dedicated point of contact who can understand your needs and requirements. This means that if you require a driver who is trained in blood collections, for example, we can ensure that your requirements are actioned by training drivers to the specification of the job.
All of our drivers receive appropriate training to handle medical equipment and specimen samples and transport them from GP surgeries, blood donation centres and care homes, to hospitals and laboratories across the UK. So, if you require an urgent specialist collection or delivery to be carried out, we are able to send a specially trained driver within 60 minutes.
Patient Home Delivery
When patients are unable to leave their house to travel to a pharmacy, doctor’s surgery or hospital, or require regular deliveries of medication, medical feed or home medical equipment, it’s crucial that deliveries can reach the patient’s home when needed most. We even support the installation and upkeep of medical fridges and ensure that stock is maintained and rotated on behalf of the patient.
We deliver prescriptions and equipment to patients’ homes with confidentiality in mind, particularly important for some medical patients who prefer for their care to be kept private from other people they reside with. As an example, we will only deliver to an agreed and named contact at an address (which includes checking photographic identification each and every time) and will never disclose confidential information regarding a patient’s health to anyone at the address unless we have been requested to.
A Trusted Partner
When it comes to healthcare and pharmaceutical deliveries, sensitivity and confidentiality are of course the highest concern. A medical courier is required to ensure that medical documents, specimens, blood samples or medical equipment are kept safe and are collected and delivered in a confidential manner.
Our experience in working across a wide range of sectors makes us a knowledgeable and reliable logistics partner for hospitals, pharmacies, doctor’s surgeries, care homes and even laboratories.
Can We Help You?
We assist in four main parts of the medical industry, including nationwide pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy home deliveries, medical equipment deliveries and specimen collection and delivery.
Our valuable experience in working with healthcare providers, means we understand the specific demands of the industry.
If you’d like to find out more about our pharmaceutical courier service, please get in touch with us.