Welsh Ambulance Service And Macmillan Cancer Support Launch New Initiative To Improve Care For Terminally Ill Patients

The Welsh Ambulance Service has joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, launching a new initiative to improve the care delivered to terminally ill patients. The collaboration, which launched during Dying Matters Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021), is designed to improve the training delivered to ambulance crews so they can provide the very best […]

Join The Welsh Ambulance Service’s New People and Community Network

The Welsh Ambulance Service is inviting the public to join its brand new network. Members of the Trust’s People and Community Network can attend meetings, take surveys and share their own experience at the hands of the ambulance service in order to shape the way services are delivered. They can also take part in ‘Mystery […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Donates Laptops To Schoolchildren In Need

The Welsh Ambulance Service donated more than 100 of its old computers to help schoolchildren in South Wales with remote learning through Covid-19. Tens of thousands of children in Wales had to study from home when schools closed their doors through the pandemic – but not all families had a computer. The Trust was one […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Commends Military’s Contribution to COVID-19 Effort

The Welsh Ambulance Service has extended a thanks to the Armed Forces for its support through the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 200 British Army soldiers assisted the Trust’s Covid-19 effort by driving and decontaminating ambulance vehicles as part of Operation Rescript. Among them were 90 soldiers from 9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, who were enlisted on Christmas Eve at […]

Modern New Station for Cardigan Bay Ambulance Crews

Welsh Ambulance Service crews in Cardigan Bay are preparing to move to a state-of-the-art new permanent home. Crews previously based in a Portakabin at New Quay Fire Station will move to a new facility in nearby Aberaeron in November. A full refurbishment of a 1,700 square foot building on the grounds of Hywel Dda University Health […]

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 […]