Entries by Joe Heneghan


REDROW is working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to reuse defibrillators from completed construction sites across the region and re-home them within local communities as a lasting legacy. To kick start the initiative, it has paid for a brand-new defibrillator which has been installed at Sherburn High School, in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. Redrow Homes’ […]

EMS for Democracy: The Case of Människan Bakom Uniformen

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceToday A hard rain was falling on the streets of Stockholm that night as a man lay unconscious in the parking lot, his face illuminated by flashing blue lights. While onlookers snapped photographs—me foremost among them, because I was observing this special simulation exercise—police led the dazed bus driver from the scene and the medics […]

The More You Know…

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Albert Einstein once incisively remarked that “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”. There is a subtle difference here between the traditional ideas of education and training which we pick up in our school years, and the true meaning of education and learning which we find […]

Pensions Remain Top on the List of Priorities for Ambulance Staff

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect With all the focus of Brexit you mightn’t have noticed but public sector pensions are back in the news. In 2015, for an overwhelming proportion of NHS pension scheme members, their retirement conditions deteriorated when the Tories forced through the introduction of the 2015 scheme despite a hard-fought campaign by UNISON to stop this. […]

From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: The Challenge of Critical Thinking in EMS

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Africa Desk Feedback This Africa Quarterly will be exploring the advantages of being a critical thinking emergency medicine practitioner, and how it can positively benefit, us, our colleagues and our patients; and most importantly why we don’t really have an option but to be critical thinkers. In Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, Chapman, et al, describes the […]

Ronnie ‘Thankful’ For Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is probably the most serious type of medical emergency. It is literally a heart-stopping event, and the chance of survival is slim. But since he came through a triple cardiac arrest earlier this year, Ronnie Lee says his life has been transformed for the better.  “If I could turn-back time and stop it […]