At present we have limited stock of Sandpiper Bags with another 150 due in late 2021.
We will be distributing bags as a priority to those communities with clinicians who have :
- completed a course in prehospital care (such as ACRRM PHEC course) or have prior demonstrated pre-hospital experience
- committed to stocking the Sandpiper Bag to approved contents list (either with kit supplied by local clinic/hospital/ambulance or donated via Sandpiper fundraising)
- committed to being a ‘Sandpiper Champion’ to promote the work of Sandpiper and liaise with local ambulance and emergency agencies to deliver care in the rural community
Please complete an Expression of Interest form if you wish to be considered
Sandpiper Mk III bags are the same as those used bySandpiper UK and have been trialled for over 12 months in the harsh Australian conditions by one of the South Australian Rural Emergency responders. The verdict? These bags are excellent and fit-for-purpose for use by Australian clinicians delivering immediate care.
Our mission is to supply Sandpiper Bags; solutions may vary with location. Some clinicians may prefer an empty bag and equip it according to our recommended layout. In many locations this can be achieved by partnering with local Hospital, local ambulance and PBS Doctors Bag medications. Other locations may wish to look at raising funds to take possession of a full kit and bag, pre-packed.
You can see more of the Sandpiper Mk III bag here from the BASICS-Scotland website (Australians may need subtitles….)
Here’s an explanation of the Sandpiper Bag in Australia from Dr Tim Leeuwenburg in South Australia, who uses the Sandpiper Bag in preference as part of the Rural Emergency Responder Network in SA