Entries by Joe Heneghan

Military Medics & LAS Mark Close Of Ground-Breaking Partnership Tackling COVID-19

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Staff from London Ambulance Service and medical specialists from the armed services joined together for the ‘Clap for Our Carers’ last Thursday evening (30th April). They stood together for the applause on the steps of LAS’s HQ in Waterloo as a pioneering partnership between the Service and the military drew to a close. In recent […]

London’s Air Ambulance Welcomes Four New Trustees

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers a 24/7 advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four new Trustees.  The new Trustees, Gemma Sherrington, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, Dr Margot Gosney, and James Thomas together bring a wealth of experience across the charity, military, technology […]

Jessica Sings-Up For NHS fundraising Hero Captain Tom

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A talented member of Welsh Ambulance Service staff has played her part securing a number one hit single to honour an incredible NHS fundraiser. Jessica Griffiths, an ICT and Health Informatics Support Officer  based in St Asaph was one of the performers on current UK chart-topper You’ll Never Walk Alone, released by international musical star […]

Coronavirus Emergency Appeal: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Needs To Raise £535,000

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has launched a Coronavirus Emergency Appeal to raise vital funds for its life saving service. KSS needs to raise £535,000 to ensure it can continue to provide world-class fast-response medical care to the sickest and most critically injured across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions. In addition, the […]

MDA’S National Human Milk Bank Saves a Premature Infant Prior to the Offical Opening

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Two weeks ago, Magen David Adom’s National Human Milk Bank was contacted by Carmel Medical Center in Haifa with the request to urgently supply safe breastmilk for a premature baby; due to the mother’s medical condition she could not breastfeed the infant. Although the operational agreements have not yet been finalised between the Human Milk […]

TRB Starts New Production Of Face Visors For Healthcare Workers On COVID-19 Frontline

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect TRB Lightweight Structures is using its material science knowhow and specialist equipment to produce vital personal protective equipment (PPE) based on the Foster + Partners design in the fight against COVID-19. The company has redeployed personnel and machinery that normally create advanced composite components for electric vehicles to produce an innovative reusable face visor, […]

Video Technology Launched To Help Clinicians Treat North East Patients

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Patients will soon be able to speak to ambulance service clinicians via video thanks to new technology being introduced by North East Ambulance Service (NEAS). NEAS is making use of Attend Anywhere software to allow ambulance staff working in the community to seek advice from clinicians working within the Emergency Operations Centre via video […]

Ambulance Service Condemns #Unacceptable Assaults

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect #Unacceptable assaults on emergency services staff tackling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will not be tolerated: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is warning the public. More than 100 SWASFT staff including frontline paramedics and 999 call handlers experience violence and aggression while on duty every month. Recently, a man was jailed for 20 weeks […]

New Mental Health Initiative Launching To Support Emergency Services

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect On Friday 17 April a new mental health initiative is being launched to ease the pressure facing emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) staff will be supported by mental health clinicians from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation […]