Category Archives: Ambulance Service

East Of England Ambulance Service Staff ‘Silenced’ Over Bullying

Concerns have been raised that East of England Ambulance Service Staff (EEAST) are being “silenced” over bullying allegations, according to an article that has been published by the BBC.  In 2018, hundreds of EEAST staff reported being bullied. Between now and 2016, a total of 28 non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have issued to staff.  The GMB union said that the figures

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Woman Who Persistently Abused 999 System Is Sent To Prison For 12 Months

A persistent caller who diverted more than £46,000 of EMAS money owing to her reckless action and regularly appeared in court charged with nuisance calls, has been sent to prison. Holly Coogan, 32, of Vernon Road, Basford, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 February 2020 where she was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Coogan was managed by EMAS

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Paramedic Dies In A29 Bury Hill Collision

A ‘much loved’ and ‘highly respected paramedic has died following a collision on the A29 at around 1340 hours on Monday 3rd February.  James McKeough, 48, from Burgress Hill, died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor near the Whiteways Lodge roundabout.  In a statement released on Tuesday 11th February, South East Coast Ambulance Service said

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Student Paramedics To Receive Yearly £5000 Support Payment

The government has announced that student Paramedics will benefit from additional funding while at university.  The extra funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.  The full list of new and continuing students set to benefit from the funding is as follows: dietetics dental hygiene or dental therapy (level 5 courses) occupational therapy operating department practitioner

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‘I Hope That Someone Takes Notice And Reacts Before It’s Too Late And There’s Another Thin Green Line Tribute And Flag At Half-Mast’ | Anon

This blog has been sent into our news team from a Student Paramedic who was assaulted while on duty over the Christmas & New Year period. We are sharing it because we believe passionately that more needs to be done to protect the brave men and women who are on the front line of the emergency services: “So then Happy

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12-Month Community Order For The Male Who Assaulted Two Paramedics

A man who assaulted two paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has been given a 12-month community order and told to pay compensation. Steven Clark kicked one crew member in the groin and punched the other in the nose when they tried to help him after he was found unconscious in St Andrew’s Street South in Bury

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Welsh Ambulance Service Falls Victim To Mindless Thieves Again

Thieves in Ebbw Vale have stolen the bonnet of a Welsh Ambulance Service vehicle. The bonnet of the vehicle was stolen on Friday evening while it was parked and unattended in Beaufort. The vehicle forms part of the Welsh Ambulance Services fleet maintenance division and is vital for helping to keep ambulances on the road. The Welsh Ambulance Service appealed

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The Traumatic 999 Call That Changed A Paramedics Life

This blog, shared in a public post on Facebook, was spotted by one of our reporters.  We felt that John’s words needed to be shared with as many people as possible in order to raise awareness regarding PTSD in the emergency services: “My name is John, and I work as a Paramedic for WMAS.  In 2003 I attended an incident

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Paramedic To Undergo Further Surgery After Being Assaulted While In A&E

An East of England Ambulance Service Paramedic now faces the ordeal of having to have a second round of surgery after being assaulted by a patient he was looking after while in A&E.  The brutal attack happened on 27th December at around 0100 hours inside West Suffolk Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.  The East of England Ambulance Service had been

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Thug Sent To Prison For Spitting in Paramedic’s Face On Christmas Day

A 44-year-old thug who spat in the face of a paramedic on Christmas Day has been sent to prison. Nicholas Watkins, of no fixed address, appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on 30th December charged with assaulting an emergency worker. The vile incident happened at 11.10 hours on 25th December in Derby. The East Midlands Ambulance Service has released no other

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