The close of January saw BOC Healthcare secure a contract to provide compressed medical gases to the ambulance service across Scotland, UK.

The contract involves the medical gases used by ambulances, Rapid Response Units and first responders, as well as helicopters operating from Inverness and Glasgow.

This includes medical oxygen and BOC’s ENTONOX® which is used in pain relief.

Ambulance services will also benefit from some of BOC’s latest medical gas delivery systems, including the new ultra-lightweight one litre oxygen cylinder with integrated valve and regulator. The company’s extensive distribution network will ensure a rapid response for over 160 ambulance stations all over the country, including remote areas.

The supply contract was awarded by NHS Scotland National Procurement, after what BOC describes as ‘an extensive tendering process’.

Andrew Harvey, BOC’s Head of Healthcare, commented in a statement, “We are delighted that the NHS in Scotland has awarded us this contract. It shows we can deliver technological innovation at competitive prices. We have many years experience in the healthcare field and our understanding of the market enabled us to offer the right solutions for the country’s ambulance services.”