Welsh Ambulance Service Unveils New State-Of-The-Art Training Facility

The Welsh Ambulance Service has unveiled a state-of-the-art new training facility. The Workforce Education and Development Centre in Swansea boasts an immersive training room, where simulation technology recreates real-life scenarios to put crews’ clinical skills to the test. It features 360 degree projectable walls, a scent dispersal machine and is temperature controlled to give scenarios […]

Ambulance Technician With Incurable Cancer To Tie The Knot After Mammoth Fundraiser

An ambulance technician whose indigestion turned out to be incurable cancer will marry his fiancée next week after a fundraiser to pay for the big day reached seven times its goal. Dorian Williams, 44, was diagnosed with stomach cancer after he developed ‘unbearable’ pain for which he took himself to A&E while on a night […]

“Work With Us, Not Against Us”, Say Emergency Workers After Rise In Assaults

Assaults on emergency workers in Wales are on the rise, new data has revealed. More than 4,240 assaults were committed against emergency workers, including police, fire and ambulance crews, in the period April 2019 – November 2020, representing a monthly average increase from 202 in 2019 to 222 in 2020, or 10%. Assaults ranged from […]

New EMS Radio Station Attracts International Attention

Seasoned Paramedic Teams up With Hobby Radio Broadcaster to Create a Radio Station Dedicated to Global Emergency Medical Services. Gordon Bates, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Andrew Winter of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, launched a new internet radio station earlier this year on April 17th dedicated to medical first responders. Bates, who has spent more […]

It’s All In A Smile: New Transparent Mask Allows for Simple Reassurance and Comfort to be Offered to Patients Once Again

The new Smile Shield has a transparent panel to aid communication and is one of the only face masks of its kind to offer medical grade protection, meeting all elements of the government’s Transparent Face Mask Specification. Smile Shield also boasts over 98% bacterial filtration efficiency, breathability, is splash proof, and also hypoallergenic. Smile Shield […]

ERS Medical Provides Medical Courier Services for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect National health and social care transport provider, ERS Medical, has been awarded a contract to provide medical courier services for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). The pharmacy-led contract is being delivered by ERS Medical from 1st March 2021 to over 100 locations across Essex. It involves the use of specialist temperature controlled ERS […]

Scholarship for Exceptional Nurse Studying With London’s Air Ambulance Charity

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Earlier this month, shortly before International Women’s Day on March 8th, London’s Air Ambulance Charity celebrated the achievements of Mariana Campilho, a nurse undertaking the Masters degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine. Mariana, who lives in East London, has been granted a prestigious award through The Company of Nurses Scholarship Programme to assist with her studies on […]

ERS Medical Wins Patient Transport Contract for University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Following a comprehensive procurement process, national health and social care transport provider ERS Medical has been awarded a patient transport contract for University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM). The four-year contract will see ERS Medical provide non-emergency and high dependency patient transport services covering Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital […]

National Health and Wellbeing Raises More Than £15,000 for Frontline Charities

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A month-long charity campaign, which aimed to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing, has come to an end — raising a total of over £15,000 for The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK, The Fire Fighters Charity and The Air Ambulance Service. Launched in January, the Blue Light Get Active Challenge, tasked individuals with […]

DJ Swaps Decks for Defibrillator to Turn Volunteer for Welsh Ambulance Service

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A North Wales radio presenter has swapped the decks for a defibrillator by becoming a volunteer for the Welsh Ambulance Service. Oli Kemp, one half of ‘Lois & Oli’ on Heart North and Mid Wales, has just completed his training as a Community First Responder so that he can administer life-saving first aid to people […]