Entries by Joe Heneghan

How Rugged Technology Supports Ambulance Crews in Testing Times

COVID–19 saw a shift in how some ambulance crews and rapid response teams operated across the UK, from forming collaborative response and mobile support units, to creating purpose-built temporary hospitals such as the NHS Nightingale hospitals. Communication and technology are undeniably essential in supporting these ambulance crews and emergency service teams, and implementing the latest […]

Dräger Oxylog® VE300: An Evaluation in Use by Critical Care Paramedics

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) critical care paramedics have given feedback on theDräger Oxylog® VE300 ventilator, following its use during a product evaluation which was undertaken by Kingston University and St George’s University of London. Interestingly, a special focus of the evaluation was the included CPR mode built into the ventilator […]

Just Brew-Ti-Ful: Firefighter Entrepreneurs Serve Up 20,000 Cups of Coffee to COVID-19 Key Workers

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Two firefighter entrepreneurs handed out over 20,000 cups of coffee to frontline key workers, including Ambulance staff, during September as they geared up for a second spike in the pandemic. Matt Broxton, 28, and Tom Taylor, 28, decided to set up an online coffee company because the instant coffee at the fire stations they […]

Commendation for Life-Saving Police Officers

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service has recognised the quick-thinking actions of three South Wales Police officers after they came to the aid of a man who suffered a heart attack at work. PCs Darren Westall from the Roads Policing Unit at Gwaelod Y Garth, Heledd Roberts and Catherine Frost, both based in Barry, were awarded […]

£4.8m Investment for Lincolnshire Specialist Vehicle Conversion Business

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect As part of exciting expansion plans, specialist vehicle conversion business, Cartwright Conversions Ltd has been bought by the owners of Sheffield-based company Trek Group. Cartwright Conversions Ltd was a subsidiary of the Cartwright Group that recently went into administration. The new company will now be known as Cartwright Vehicle Conversions Ltd and is based […]

Why I Decided to Respond to the Covid Call-Up

I retired from full time work as Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics on December 31, 2019 with full intentions of rekindling my musicianship and building my bike workshop. Like most of the world, I watched with horror and incredible sadness the spread of Coronavirus across the globe and its inevitable arrival in the […]

Dräger Expands Capacity For Respiratory Masks As It Sets Up Production Facility In UK

Dräger has received an order from the British government to deliver respiratory protection masks (FFP3) in order to help protect emergency health professionals on the frontline as they continue to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With provision starting this year and lasting right up until the end of 2021, the expected net profit of sales […]

Annual Carers Survey Launched by Welsh Ambulance

If you look after a family member or friend, then the Welsh Ambulance Service wants to hear from you during August as part of its Carers Survey 2020. Caring for anybody with a physical or mental disability, a person with substance misuse issues or providing extra help as someone grows older can be extremely testing […]

The Prince of Wales Meets Emergency Services Staff

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Prince of Wales has met representatives from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS), and Devon and Cornwall Police.   His Royal Highness (HRH) visited Exeter Middlemoor Fire Station on Wednesday 22 July to express his support and thanks for the work undertaken by […]