Entries by Joe Heneghan

Recovered Doctor Donates Plasma To Save Lives Of Other Corona Patients

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Dr. Ofer Rak, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, recovered from the corona virus about  two weeks ago, after contracting it during a vacation in Italy. When Magen David Adom’s Blood Services contacted him to donate a plasma (the blood component that contains the antibodies to the virus) to help cure coronary patients in moderate […]

Temporary Workers & Volunteers Needed Immediately!

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Due to unprecedented demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) wants to recruit 1,000 temporary workers and volunteers urgently. Dorothy Hosein, EEAST Chief Executive said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the NHS and the East of England Ambulance Service more than ever before.’ “We are at the […]

Overwhelming Response To Call For Support

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect More than 1,500 members of the public stepped forward in just 24 hours to respond to a call for volunteers and temporary roles with the Welsh Ambulance Service as it manages its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Individuals from across Wales, including past and retired staff, have registered their interest in a variety of […]

Approximately 8,000 People Sampled In One Day By MDA: 4,000 Via “Drive Thru” Testing

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Many thousands of corona virus samples were performed by MDA teams across the country on Tuesday. Alongside the ongoing testing at homes, about 4,000 people arrived at Magen David Adom’s and the Ministry of Health’s complexes. It is estimated that by midnight, the number of samplers across the country will reach about 8,000 in […]

Welsh Ambulance Service’s Plea For Public’s Honesty During Covid-19 Outbreak

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service is urging the public to be honest about the nature of their illness when calling 111 or 999 for help. It has become apparent that some members of the public have been withholding information about their illness during the Covid-19 outbreak for fear of not being sent an ambulance, according […]

London Ambulance Service & London Fire Brigade Announce Blue Light Partnership To Tackle Covid-19

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have announced a new partnership to boost the Covid-19 emergency response which will see firefighters helping with a number of roles across the ambulance service. Under the new agreement, up to 300 staff from London Fire Brigade (LFB) could drive ambulances and assist paramedics as directed. The […]

Patient-Administered Pain-Killer Saves Time & Resources In Emergency Departments

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Inhaled Analgesic Increases Speed Of Discharge Time Per Patient By 71 Minutes On Average Compared To Conventional Therapy A recent study has revealed that Penthrox▼(methoxyflurane) can save more than one hour per procedure in hospital emergency departments on average — allowing more patients to be seen and potentially saving money for the NHS.1 Penthrox […]

AA & LAS Announce Ground-Breaking Partnership To Keep Frontline Crews Moving

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The AA has partnered with London Ambulance Service to provide additional expert support to help the Service keep clinicians on the road responding to Londoners in need during the coronavirus epidemic. The partnership includes 24-hour breakdown and incident management services such as roadside assistance and vehicle recovery for London Ambulance Service vehicles. Working with […]

Your Ambulance Service Needs You

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect At a time when the country is pulling together to tackle the Corona Virus outbreak, West Midlands Ambulance Service is putting out an appeal to registered paramedics who live in the region to re-join the Service in order to help treat the increasing numbers of patients. WMAS has already significantly increased its capacity to […]

Over 1,000 People & Hundreds Of Students Want To Help Save Lives

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect In just three days, over 1,000 people applied to become a lifesaver in the West Midlands. Together with hundreds of students, West Midlands Ambulance Service is enacting unprecedented plans to protect the public and save lives. In these extraordinary times that face our country, we have put extensive plans that will see a substantial […]