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East of England Ambulance Service Urgently Needs Volunteers & Temporary Workers

The East of England Ambulance Service has asked members of the public in the region to apply for various volunteer roles as well as temporary paid ones.  The request comes at a time when NHS Ambulance Trusts around the country face unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 national emergency.  Dorothy Hosein, EEAST Chief Executive, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the

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London Ambulance Service Ramps Up Weekly Commissioning Of New Ambulances From 2 To 62 Vehicles

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) has today thanked various partners, including The AA and Stagecoach, who are helping them to prepare a significant number of additional ambulances to be available to respond to patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.  At the Stagecoach Bus Garage in east London, several organisations are supporting the Service’s fleet teams in preparation and installation of 62

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Man Issued With Two COVID-19 Fines In 24 Hours

A man has been issued with two fines in 24 hours by Dyfed-Powys Police for ignoring life-saving Coronavirus legislation. Officers in Carmarthenshire stopped the 22-year-old from Llanelli twice in under 24 hours for being out without a reasonable excuse. A report was made to Dyfed-Powys Police on April 1 that three males were breaching the COVID-19 legislation by gathering in

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Emergency Ambulance Crew Makes An Emotional Plea To The Public

An emergency medic, based with South Western Ambulance Service, has made an emotional plea to the general public to listen to the government’s directions regarding staying at home.  In a post shared on social media, the medic said: “As most of you know, I work as ambulance crew for the Southwestern Ambulance Service, and I feel like I have just

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NHS Staff Pay Moving Tribute To Midwife Who Died After Contracting COVID-19

NHS staff have made a moving tribute to a midwife who sadly passed away on Friday 3rd April at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex.  Medical staff placed a ‘light candle’ on a chair in a corridor before standing around the tribute, heads bowed, as they held a moment’s silence for their colleague.  It is not known if the

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The Prison Officers Association Responds After It Is Announced That Prisoners Will Be Released Early Due To COVID-19

The Prison Officers Association has said that it supports the government’s decision to release low-risk prisoners from prison early.  The Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, announced that low-risk prisoners would be released as early as next week. In a private meeting that was held today (4th April) between the Lord Chancellor and representatives from the Prison Officers Association

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My Day As A 999 Emergency Medical Dispatcher | COVID-19 National Emergency

Written by an Emergency Medical Dispatcher: So today I’m on a 12-hour shift, and I am struggling not only with the ongoing worry and concern for my own family/friends but also the influx of emergency calls relating to the COVID19. This is certainly is an eye-opener, and I am finding this emotionally hard today, my mental health is definitely taking

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Heartfelt Tributes Paid To Aimee O’Rourke Who Is The Second Nurse To Die Of COVID-19

A nurse from the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has died after testing positive for COVID-19. Aimee O’Rourke died in the hospital’s Critical Care Unit late on Thursday, 2 April. She was just 39-years-old. Aimee joined the Acute Medical Unit as a newly qualified nurse in 2017, and ward manager Julie Gammon said the whole team was

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