Entries by Joe Heneghan

Duchess of Cornwall Meets Frontline Ambulance Crews

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Earlier today (Monday 6 July 2020), HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swindon Fire Station to meet representatives from the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) and Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Her Royal Highness wished to express her support and thanks for the work undertaken by these […]

Chief Hails Ambulance Service Response During Coronavirus Pandemic

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Chief Executive of East of England Ambulance Service has thanked staff for embracing news ways of working which have helped deliver faster response times during the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Latest figures show that, despite the challenges of Covid-19, the Trust is consistently meeting all national standards, thanks in part to […]

Couple’s Cambrian Way Challenge for Charity

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A daring duo of Welsh Ambulance Service staff are taking the high road and walking the length of Wales — all for charity. Paramedic Kevin O’Connor and his Emergency Medical Technician wife Cath, based in Bargoed, are aiming to complete the epic 298-mile Cambrian Way challenge in three weeks, and have even used up […]

First Operational Activity for MDA’s Ambulance-Bus

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect On Friday, July 3, MDA’s unique and first of its kind intensive care bus was called for the evacuation of 9 residents from a nursing home in southern Israel who were diagnosed with Corona virus. All of the patients were evacuated by the bus in one trip to the Corona Health Care Geriatric Center […]

Bubble Screen Creates Additional Protection for Ambulance Volunteers & Patients

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has introduced plastic screening for its team of volunteer drivers to help keep them and their patients safe amid the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 150 people volunteer with NEAS as ambulance car service (ACS) drivers, using their own vehicles to help transport patients to and from hospitals and clinics, which […]

LAS Appoint Healthcare Finance Expert Jill Anderson to Trust Board

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect London Ambulance Service has appointed a new associate non-executive director to support its Trust board in building a world-class ambulance service. Jill Anderson joins the Service’s Trust board this month (June 2020), replacing former associate non-executive director Amit Khutti, who has now taken on a fuller non-executive role within the board. Jill brings more […]

Number of Pre-Hospital Blood Transfusions Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Marking World Blood Donor Day last month on Sunday 14th June, London’s Air Ambulance Charity joined leading medical organisations to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation, showing how donating blood can save a life in London. London’s Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance service in the UK to carry blood on […]

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 […]