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

New Technology To Better Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

The Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced new technology to better support victims of domestic violence. Ambulance crews have been supporting patients to access Live Fear Free for help and advice on domestic violence since its creation using a bespoke telephone number. Now crews now have the ability to assist patients via an app on their […]

Consultant From London’s Air Ambulance Charity Discusses Mental Health At Landmark Royal Foundation Event

Dr John Chatterjee, a Consultant with London’s Air Ambulance Charity, attended and spoke at an Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium hosted by The Royal Foundation earlier this week. At the event HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, gave a keynote speech about the importance of prioritising mental health in the emergency services, drawing […]

A Special Blood Donation For Every Household

MDA recently held a blood drive for people and dogs was in Kiryat Anavim. Due to a shortage of blood units in MDA’s blood services centre and veterinary blood units at the veterinary medical centre ‘Vet-patients’ who joined hands and forces to raise as many blood units s as possible. The special operation that took […]

“Eagle” Emergency Exercise Sees 250 People Take Part in Mass Casualty Simulation

On Tuesday November 30, 2021 an emergency exercise was held at the Ben Gurion Airport. The drill, titled “Eagle” simulated the crash of passenger plane with 250 people onboard. The drill was a joint effort between the Israeli Airports Authority, Magen David Adom, Israel Police, Israel Fire and Rescue and other emergency organizations. The goals […]

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Launches New Gift Cards

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) has launched a brand-new range of gift cards, to help support the charity’s life-saving work over the Christmas period. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance responds to the most seriously ill and injured patients by air and by road for 19 hours every single day. Each life-saving mission costs approximately […]

Andy Swinburn Appointed Trust’s First Director of Paramedicine

The Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed its first Director of Paramedicine. Following a competitive recruitment process open externally to suitably qualified and experienced applicants, we are delighted to announce that Andy Swinburn QAM FCPara has been appointed to the role of Director of Paramedicine. Andy joined #TeamWAST in 2017 as Assistant Director of Paramedicine, later […]

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Shortlisted for Five Prestigious Awards of Excellence

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in not one, not two, but five categories at this year’s Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence. The prestigious awards, which are sponsored by BMW Group, recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community across the UK. […]

Amateur Boxer Lands Knockout Job At Ambulance Service

An amateur boxer has landed a knockout new job at the Welsh Ambulance Service. Jamie Jones, of Tal-y-Bont, Bangor, is learning the ropes as an Ambulance Care Assistant for the Trust’s Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service. It is a family affair for the 23-year-old heavyweight whose uncle works for the service and whose late grandfather also […]

Control Room Heroes Celebrated In International Campaign

A week-long campaign has shone a welcome spotlight on the unsung heroes of emergency services control rooms to highlight their vital, life-saving work. Organised by NEC Software Solutions, International Control Room Week ran from 18-24 October and saw control room staff and colleagues celebrate across the UK and Ireland and as far afield as Australia […]

Flight Attendant Lands Job In Ambulance Service

A flight attendant who was made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic has landed a new job at the Welsh Ambulance Service. Sarah Goulding, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, has joined the Trust as an Ambulance Care Assistant after an illustrious 32-year career with British Airways. The mother-of-two was one of 10,000 British Airways workers to have […]