Call Statistics The graph on the right shows Freewheelers EVS calls 'flat lined' in recent years after the initial growth in earlier years however there was an increase in 2015. As of 2012, the charity handles 3200 to 3600 calls per year and in 2015 covered 146,000 miles. Each urgent and non-urgent call contributes to savings for the NHS. Each emergency call helps to save the life of a patient.
What we carry Just to give you a flavour of what we carry - looking at the pie chart to the left lists our top 7 categories. Overall, of the items we deliver, 60% are samples and 21% are medication. We are told that 70% of medical intervention requires testing in Pathology / Microbiology. We therefore have a significant impact on the prompt treatment of local patients.
Working with other groups On 236 occasions Freewheelers EVS with neighbouring blood bike groups during 2015 that include: Devon Freewheelers, SERV OBN (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Northamptonshire), SERV Wessex, Severn Freewheelers & Yeovil Freewheelers