Ortivus has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver its prehospital MobiMed electronic patient care record (“ePCR”) system by the South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST). The fully managed MobiMed service includes delivery of ePCR software, hardware and 24/7 support and shall be implemented throughout the Trust which handles over 80,000 patient calls per month and has approximately 600 vehicles. The total value of the order is £8.5M. Installation is expected to start during 2020 and the agreement is valid over a five-year period with an option to extend by up to two years.

The award was made following completion of an OJEU procurement process led by SWAST which was open to all suppliers and this evaluation provides further evidence of the comprehensive product and service offering that Ortivus’ MobiMed solution delivers, meeting the high demands of a modern ambulance service trust.” said Reidar Gårdebäck, CEO for Ortivus UK.

Ortivus has been working with SWAST to provide their MobiMed solution as a fully managed ePCR service since contract signature in 2013, where they also provide their MobiMed Vital Signs Monitoring (VSM) solution enabling live streaming of patient vital signs including 12-lead ECG to all regional hospitals. The initial contract was for a period of 4 years and subsequently extended to the maximum length of 6 years.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to be working with Ortivus as the preferred supplier on the next generation of electronic patient care records service. Following a rigorous procurement process, the Trust looks forward to the deployment of new software and devices though the contract to the benefit of patients and SWAST colleagues across the greater South West of England.” said Tim Bishop, Executive Director of IM&T for SWAST.

Planning for the new solution shall begin this year, with system commissioning of the new solution scheduled to start in 2020.


SWAST has responsibility for the provision of ambulance services across an area of 10,000 square miles which is 20% of mainland England. The Trust covers the counties of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the former Avon area (Bristol, Bath, North and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire).

The Trust serves a total population of over 5.5 million and is estimated to receive an influx of over 23 million visitors each year. The operational area is predominantly rural but also includes large urban centres including Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Bournemouth and Poole.

They employ over 4,000 mainly clinical and operational staff (including Paramedics, Emergency Care Practitioners, Advanced Technicians, Ambulance Care Assistants and Nurse Practitioners) plus GPs and around 2,785 volunteers (including community first responders, BASICS doctors, fire co-responders and volunteer PTS drivers).

Ortivus is a leading supplier of mobile solutions for modern emergency medical care. With more than 30 years’ experience of cardiology and of developing mobile monitoring and communication solutions, we can offer our customers reliable, patient-friendly and cost-effective decision support systems that save lives and reduce suffering.

Reidar Gårdebäck – CEO, Ortivus UK
Telephone: +46 8 446 4500