Air Ambulance doctor receives OBE

Date: 11 June 2019 Doctor Kevin Fong, a doctor with the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire in this year’s Queen’s Honours List. He has been awarded the OBE for his ‘Services to healthcare and medicine’. Dr Fong is the third member of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey […]

Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Date: 28 June 2019 Construction work on the new state-of-the-art, £3.9million helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has begun and is set to benefit four major hospitals in Manchester city-centre. The new helicopter landing site, being built on the roof of Grafton Street car park on Oxford Road will enable critically ill or […]

Mountbatten trained volunteers to support patients dying in hospital

Date: 13 August 2019 Families facing death and bereavement at St Mary’s Hospital now have access to specially trained volunteers from Mountbatten, who can offer dedicated time to support people during this challenging time. The ‘end of life care companions’ have been carefully selected and given comprehensive training by experts in end of life care at Mountbatten, […]

TEAM 999 SET TO HELP FIND A DONOR MATCH FOR ‘FINN THE FABULOUS’

Date: 9 August 2019 Ambulance staff from Bromsgrove Hub are joining forces with 999 colleagues later this month to help find a donor match for a little boy who urgently needs a transplant.   Bromsgrove-based Clinical Team Mentors Abi Coombs and Ruth Hodgson and Technician Caroline Hadley have been following the story of ‘Finn the Fabulous’; a […]

Clinical innovation and technology in medicine and its challenges

Author: Michael Emmerich Published in: Autumn 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine This Africa Quarterly editorial looks at the increasing demand for healthcare across the continent, and the pressures to reduce costs and show increases in value and patient care, including outcomes. Technology addresses key healthcare problems in developing economies and can also in turn […]

The use of Mechanical CPR Devices in a pre-hospital setting: A review of the literature with recommendations for clinical utilization

Author: Peter Thorpe Published in: Autumn 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine Mechanical cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has promised to improve outcomes for patients in both hospital and out of hospital setting by improving the quality and consistency of CPR, essential in improving survival rates from cardiac arrest. The efficacy of mechanical CPR has been […]

The value of clinical innovation in enhanced ambulance simulation training

Authors: Prof. Andy Newton and Darren Best Published in: Autumn 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine The value of innovation to patient care cannot be overstated, but its further benefits of efficiency and cost-effectiveness within the NHS make it a vital and ongoing campaign. In this joint article, Professor Andy Newton offers some valuable insights […]

The Miscarriage Association launches new e-learning resource for medical professionals

Date: 7 August 2019 The Miscarriage Association has developed a new e-learning resource to support medical professionals in providing the best care they can to women experiencing pregnancy loss.  The resource is based on the real experiences of health professionals and those who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, and includes films and interactive […]

Brother and ambulance crew get Carter – just in time

Date: 29 July 2019 A Newcastle man was effectively dead for 20 minutes, but Bruce Carter is alive thanks to his brother, a passer-by and a team from the North East Ambulance Service. Bruce, a 61 year-old self-employed plumber, suffered a cardiac arrest while out cycling around Tyneside with his brother Tristram.  The brothers were reunited […]

Interrupting Prayers To Save A Choking Infant

Date: 7 August 2019 Jerusalem, July 2nd, 2019 – United Hatzalah volunteer Yisrael Shavit saved a young girl in Hadera from choking on Sunday evening. After arriving in less than a minute at the scene of the incident, Shavit managed to single-handedly treat and rescue an infant from what could have been her death.  Shavit described […]