Entries by Joe Heneghan

MDA’s New Paramedics: Father and Son

Itzik (53) and Amir Amzaleg (25), a father and son, where recently involved in a special and extraordinary occasion when they both took the stage at the graduation ceremony of MDA’s paramedics course and received their certifications. Afterwards, they went out for their first shift together on a MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit). In 1981, […]

Colleague Turns Life-Saver After Choking Incident

A Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic has been left feeling “eternally grateful” to the colleague who saved his life when he choked on his dinner. And what’s more, Gareth Jones, of Tenby, wasn’t even supposed to be working with his saviour, paramedic Hayley Bennett that day. Gareth, 42, and based at Tenby station was part way […]

Armed Forces Week: “Thank You for Your Service”, Says Welsh Ambulance Service

The Welsh Ambulance Service is celebrating its service men and women past and present for Armed Forces Week (21-27 June). Dozens of veterans work across the organisation having served in the Armed Forces, and are supported by a growing number of reservists. More than 200 British Army soldiers also assisted the Trust’s COVID-19 effort by driving and […]

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Executive Director Recognised IN Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

Leigh Curtis, Executive Director of Service Delivery for life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021, receiving an MBE for services to the Air Ambulance Service particularly during COVID-19. Leigh, who is a state registered paramedic, joined KSS in 2007 having worked previously for the NHS in […]

MDA Launch New Facebook Feature to Promote Blood Donations

Adi Soffer-Teeni, the General Manager for Facebook Israel, recently visited Magen David Adom’s National Operations Center in Kiryat Ono to launch a new technology feature with MDA’s Director General, Eli Bin, which will be integrated into Facebook in order to help raise awareness of the importance of blood donations In Israel. It will also show […]