Despite the complexities of an ambulance service the public judge us by how YOU look and how they are treated.
Signs above full length mirrors in every Merseyside Paramedic School Classroom
Historically; Ambulance Services along with lots of other public bodies had a requirement for developing an identity and an image that the public could instantly recognise and develop faith in. The sight and sound (Bells, Twin Tones or Sirens) of a liveried ambulance followed by a smartly turned out crew in an ambulance uniform has often given hope when all hope appears to have been lost when patients and their relatives are faced with a serious daunting medical or traumatic emergencies.

Typically, the roots of early uniforms were linked to the military and albeit that they may have looked smart in the day they were truly impractical to deliver modern day pre-hospital care.

Equally, it is important to reflect that modern uniform materials were not produced and waterproof and warm materials were sadly lacking. The answer often lay with heavy tunics and burdensome overcoats which made working in both hot and inclement weather and confined spaces rather challenging.
  •  Cheshire Ambulance Service 1960's

    Cheshire Ambulance Service 1960's

  •  North West Regional Health - 1995

    North West Regional Health - 1995

  •  Lancashire County - 1997

    Lancashire County - 1997

  •  Cheshire Ambulance - 1974

    Cheshire Ambulance - 1974

  •  City of Liverpool 1973

    City of Liverpool 1973

  •  Mersey Region - 1994

    Mersey Region - 1994

  •  Mersey Region - 1993

    Mersey Region - 1993

  •  Lancashire County - 1974

    Lancashire County - 1974

  •  Cheshire Ambulance - 1985

    Cheshire Ambulance - 1985

  •  Mersey Region - 1993

    Mersey Region - 1993

  •  Mersey Region - 1998

    Mersey Region - 1998