Entries by Joe Heneghan

London Ambulance Service Thanks Children for “Sharing” Their Mums and Dads

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The children of medics and call handlers at London Ambulance Service have been sent heartfelt letters from their parents’ bosses. The letters have been sent to more than 1000 children thanking them for “sharing” their mum or dad with the ambulance service so they can care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramedic Sarah […]

London Community Donates Off-Road Ambucycle to Volunteer Who Saved One Of Their Own

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect This story begins on Friday, July 12th, 2019, at 6:45 AM. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eilon Lubiner, who, at the time, worked on a farm for youth at risk, had just finished milking the goats. The early morning quiet, normally punctuated only by quaint animal sounds, was suddenly disrupted by the crackle of Eilon’s […]

Air Ambulance Heroes Need Your Help

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has announced that it has raised more than £1m so far through its Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. However, despite the generousity of all those who could donate, this is just over a third of the total shortfall which the charity was predicting. Air Ambulances are reserved for only the […]

Virtual Event Replaces Popular Rescue Day This Year

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect After the coronavirus pandemic caused this year’s popular Rescue Day to be cancelled, organisers are marking the day online instead looking back at previous years of the event. Saturday 11th July will see the Rescue Day social media accounts come alive with videos and pictures of the best bits of the last few years. […]

Welsh Ambulance Service’s Work with Dementia Community Celebrated in TV Documentary

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service’s work with the dementia community is being celebrated in a new documentary series which explores the ground-breaking advances being made to help people with the disease. A link to the docu-series available at the end of this article. Hope in the Age of Dementia examines how the Trust has enlisted the […]

South Western Ambulance Service Trust Welcomes new CEO Will Warrender

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is pleased to welcome incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Will Warrender CBE. Will succeeds Ken Wenman, who retires, after more than 40 years’ service in the NHS. “We are very excited that Will is joining us, bringing a wealth of leadership experience in complex and challenging […]

Green-Fingered Firefighters Display Appreciation to Ambulance Service Colleagues

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Bedford firefighters who were enlisted to help the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) drive ambulances during the Coronavirus pandemic have designed and built a memorial garden at Luton ambulance station to show appreciation to their new workmates. The inspiration for the ‘DIY SOS’ makeover came after the firefighters from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue […]

Durabook Is Empowering Crews Like You on the Ambulance

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect It’s no secret that ambulance crews rely heavily on technology to support their daily work lives. More and more, they are turning towards rugged, stronger devices in order to withstand the often harsh environments which they operate in. Durabook has been manufacturing mobile rugged devices which deliver the functionality needed to improve patient care […]

Airbox Systems Launch Free ResilienceDirect Mapping Platform With Cabinet Office

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Civil Contingencies Secretariat and Airbox Systems Limited have today launched an all-new ResilienceDirect mapping platform. The tool provides a single codified place for emergency responders to come together to plan for and brief all types of resilience events across the UK. It allows them to clearly visualise complex situations, giving a focal point […]

Coronavirus: Ambulance Staff Report 290 Violence & Aggression Incidents

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Hundreds of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) staff have experienced violence and aggression while working during the coronavirus pandemic. Ambulance crews and control room staff reported 290 incidents during the first 10 weeks of lockdown from 23 March to 31 May. This figure compared with 199 during the same time period […]