Entries by Joe Heneghan

Recognition of the best performing emergency medical technicians – the GVK EMRI way

Published in Autumn 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine As of July 2018, GVKEMRI is operating in 14 states and two Union Territories in India, with about 19,000 EMTs and ambulance drivers known as ‘Pilots’. In such a large, non-profit organisation with nearly 26,000 emergencies being responded to on a daily basis, recognizing the best […]

Emergency Medicine Education in The DRC

Author: Michael Emmerich Published in: Winter 2017 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine The Africa Quarterly editorial discusses the challenges facing emergency medicine educators in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC is the second largest country on the African continent with a population of almost 80 million. It is a major crossroad through Africa […]

Cartwright cares

The company putting the customer at the heart of its innovative ambulance conversions It’s been just two years since Steve Shaw took over as Commercial and Operations Director at the renowned British vehicles manufacturer Cartwright Conversions. It’s hard to believe that so much has already been achieved in such a short time. Below we take […]

Till death do us part

Author: Thijs Gras Published in: Spring 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine In one of my earlier columns (Spring 2017) I wrote about an undesirable development in the Netherlands in the domain of integration of control rooms and the strong ‘blue’ (police) influence in this respect. A recent interesting court case shines new light on […]

Increasing numbers of ambulance staff seek help from TASC

Published in: Autumn 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine TASC The Ambulance Staff Charity is handling a near ve-fold increase in the number of ambulance personnel being referred or turning to it for help. TASC provides independent and confidential services which include psychological rehabilitation and counselling, including stress and PTSD support; physical rehabilitation; financial grants; […]

Special Message from Israel’s Deputy Health Minister

Author: M.K. Yakov Litzman Published in: Summer 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine M.K. Yakov Litzman, Deputy Minister of Health for Israel on Magom David Adom  Magen David Adom is Israel’s National EMS and Blood Services Organisation as declared in the 1950 MDA law. MDA started out from humble roots 88 years ago with a […]

Standing Guard At Jerusalem’s Crossings

Date: 2 June 2019 Jerusalem, June 2nd, 2019 – A new project has been taking place over the past few weeks in Jerusalem. During the hot days of Ramadan, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs have been asked to join Israel’s border police and the military police in safeguarding the passage of Palestinians entering into Israel at two […]