What Is Hatzola
Hatzola is a non-profit, volunteer organisation established in 1979 to provide pre-hospital emergency medical response and transportation at no cost, to the North London community.
Hatzola responds to thousand of emergencies every year, from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions. our average response time to life-threatening emergencies is usually within minutes – because we cherish the value of life, and know that those vital minutes can spell the difference between life and death.
Our Links With Emergency Services
Hatzola’s operations extend to working alongside hospitals in and around the locality (such as Homerton Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Whittington Hospital). We have a long-standing, mutually respectful working relationship, and together we help to save lives.
Hatzola works collaboratively with national emergency services, such as the London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and the Metropolitan Police, to coordinate and provide professional care for casualties.
Hatzola volunteers attend training sessions delivered by professional medical trainers, to ensure that their skills are kept current, and in line with developments in medical research and regulations.
A further facet of our operations includes our responsibility to keep the community informed of safety awareness through our monthly local Bulletin, as well and the annual Hatzola publication. Future plans include the running of first aid by courses open for attendance to the wider public. With upgraded premises, we are now able to comfortably accommodate more people of all ages, including children, the elderly, and those with disabilities (wheelchair accessible and friendly). The purchase of new training equipment specific to each age group will allow us to run effective and age-appropriate training for as wide a range of people as possible.