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 […]

Barry’s Half-Century of Saving Lives in North Wales

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect An ambulance service stalwart is celebrating a half-century of saving lives in North Wales. Fifty years ago today, on 08 June 1970, an 18-year-old Barry Davies from Drury, Flintshire, joined the ambulance service inspired by a childhood in the St John Ambulance Cadets. Barry, now 68, began his career as an Ambulance Technician and […]

Ambulance Volunteer Mike Retires After 66 Years

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect An award-winning South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) volunteer community responder is taking a well-earned retirement after helping people in need for almost seven decades.  Mike Kemp, from Liskeard in Cornwall, began his volunteering as a cadet with St John Ambulance in 1954. He was a long-serving officer with the organisation before […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2020

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service has been celebrating the work of its volunteers as part of national Volunteers’ Week. Volunteers’ Week (01-07 June) is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. More than 1,400 volunteers give up their time to support the ambulance service in Wales, including 1,200 […]

Covid-19: Have Your Say on Welsh Ambulance Service’s Response

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to have a say on its response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Trust is inviting people to share their experience of accessing the service, whether through 999, 111 or its Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service. It is also keen to gather the public’s views on ease of […]

Magen David Adom Helps Medical Agencies in Congo Set up A “Drive Thru” Sampling Facility

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Congo in Central Africa has been impressed by Magen David Adom’s “Drive Thru” sampling facilities, which have been operating since the Corona crisis began throughout Israel. Dan Gertler, Congo’s Honorary Consul in Israel, contacted Magen David Adom, seeking advice and assistance in establishing similar facilities in Congo, as part of the country’s fight against […]

Military Medics & LAS Mark Close Of Ground-Breaking Partnership Tackling COVID-19

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Staff from London Ambulance Service and medical specialists from the armed services joined together for the ‘Clap for Our Carers’ last Thursday evening (30th April). They stood together for the applause on the steps of LAS’s HQ in Waterloo as a pioneering partnership between the Service and the military drew to a close. In recent […]

London’s Air Ambulance Welcomes Four New Trustees

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers a 24/7 advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four new Trustees.  The new Trustees, Gemma Sherrington, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, Dr Margot Gosney, and James Thomas together bring a wealth of experience across the charity, military, technology […]