Entries by Joe Heneghan

Saving Eyesight In The Time Of Corona

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Eye Clinic at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva in partnership with United Hatzalah and with the assistance of the municipality of Beer Sheva and the Lions Club of Israel has begun a program that allows elderly residents of Beer Sheva to receive their Avastin treatments close to their homes.  This unique service […]

Air Ambulance KSS Enhances Partnerships: Joins Regional Covid–19 Response

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) today announces that it will be extending its role at the frontline of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Working in partnership with the NHS and South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), KSS will transfer patients requiring critical care by land, with aircraft being used […]

Innovating Idea In Search Of Solutions To Rapidly Improve Ambulance Decontamination

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service has challenged businesses to develop a new innovation to speed up the decontamination of ambulances during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Trust has asked businesses to come up with a solution to accelerate the cleaning of its vehicles so that crews can get back on the road and respond to other emergency […]

Physician Response Unit Expansion Supports London’s Covid-19 Response

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Expert teams of emergency medics are taking the Emergency Department to the patient in rapid response cars across North East London, forming a vital part of the capital’s Covid19 response. The Physician Response Unit (PRU) is a collaboration between London’s Air Ambulance, the London Ambulance Service and Barts Health NHS Trust. It is staffed […]

Corona Survivor Donates Plasma To Save 29-Year-Old Corona Victim In Serious Condition

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The blood services of Magen David Adom and the Israeli Ministry of Health received an inquiry yesterday afternoon from Assuta Ashdod Hospital for delivery of plasma units (the blood component containing the corona antibody) for a 29-year-old corona patient who is in serious condition. With the help of the Minister of Health and his […]

Trauma Care in Africa: The Challenge of Definitive Care

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect This Africa Quarterly explores Trauma Care and, as per usual, we will put the microscope on the African continent in the search for, and the challenge of, definitive care. Traumatic injuries are a neglected epidemic in developing countries, causing more than five million deaths each year — roughly exceeding the combined deaths from HIV/ […]

NHS Professionals Launches National Campaign: Stand Up, Step Forward, Save Lives

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect NHS Professionals (NHSP) has launched a national campaign to boost and support the wider NHS in attracting more healthcare professionals back into the service. The organisation runs the largest staff bank within the NHS and is owned by the Department for Health and Social Care. The campaign, Stand Up, Step Forward, Save Lives, aims to raise awareness of NHS Professionals’ COVID-19 Rapid Response service, launched last week […]

Plea For Public To Stop Calling 999 For Covid-19 Tests & Check-Ups

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing to the public not to call 999 for a Coronavirus test. Some patients have been demanding that paramedics perform an on-the-spot test to rule out the virus, according to feedback from crews. UK ambulance crews do not, and never have, carried tests for Coronavirus. The Trust also reports […]

NHS Staff Survey Stats Show Worrying Level of Violence Towards Ambulance Personnel

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The recent publication of the NHS Staff Survey painted a stark picture of the kind of environment that ambulance staff are currently working in, but it also provides much food for thought as to how we may be able to approach subtler contributing factors to violence against ambulance staff. As part of the annual […]