Entries by Joe Heneghan

One Family, 600 Units of Blood

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Giving is in their blood. In the 1970s, when Moshe (75) was a young student at Bar-Ilan University, he decided to try to donate blood in MDA for the first time in his life. Since then, he became a regular donor and has continued to donate every month, and over the years, he has […]

Super Woman Asmahan Abu Yeheya Recounts 16 years of EMS Volunteering for MDA

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Asmahan Abu-Yeheya (42) from Gan Yavne has volunteered at Magen David Adom for 16 years. Over the years, Asmahan had six children of her own, but between one maternity leave and another, she continued to volunteer at MDA as an EMT and ambulance driver. Asmahan is a certified preschool teacher, and at the same […]

Treating People Fairly: Welsh Ambulance Service’s Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service has published an ambitious new plan to improve equality among its workforce and communities. The Trust’s Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 sets out its commitment to work with staff and volunteers to help them recognise and celebrate diversity. The plan is available to read via a link at the end of […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Appoints its First Chaplain

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed its first chaplain. Reverend Mike Shephard, from Carmarthenshire, was appointed to provide a ‘listening ear’ for the 3,000-strong workforce and provide pastoral care to colleagues and their families. The 73-year-old former probation officer joined the service in January, and quickly and inadvertently became a crucial source of support […]

London Ambulance Service Launches New Public & Patients Council to Help Shape Services

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A new council formed by London Ambulance Service, bringing together patients, carers, volunteers and members of the public to help shape future services, has held its first meeting this week. The Public and Patients Council includes a wide range of representatives from patient and carer groups, different London communities and the voluntary sector. Meeting […]

Armed Forces Week: Welsh Ambulance Give Thanks for Service

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service is celebrating its service men and women past and present for Armed Forces Week (22-27 June). Dozens of veterans work across the organisation having served in the Armed Forces, and are supported by a growing number of reservists. The Trust has also enlisted the support of the military through the Covid-19 […]

Prestigious Fellowship for North East Paramedic

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A North East Ambulance Service paramedic has been awarded a rare post-doctoral fellowship at Newcastle University to continue his research into improving outcomes for stroke patients. Paramedic research fellow, Dr Graham McClelland, beat tough competition from across the country to be awarded funding by The Stroke Association to continue his research into pre-hospital stroke […]

NHS Direct Wales Celebrates 20th Birthday

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The one-stop shop for health information and advice in Wales is celebrating its 20th birthday. NHS Direct Wales, which is hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service, is available to call 24 hours a day, every day for people who are feeling ill and are unsure what to do. It manages an average 46,000 calls […]