Category Archives: Ambulance Service

11 People To Face Court After 300+ Defibrillators Stolen During Theft Campaign Which Targeted Emergency Ambulances

A group of people from Kent face multiple conspiracy charges after ambulances and buildings were targeted in East Kent, and surrounding counties and medical equipment were stolen. More than 300 defibrillators along with drugs and other equipment were taken between September 2016 and August 2017 in towns including Thanet, Herne Bay, Ashford, Northfleet, Chatham and the Isle of Sheppey. Detectives from

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Shocking Statistics Reveal 346 Attacks On LAS Staff, 5606 Attacks On Met Officers And 91 Attacks On The LFB In The Last Year

Figures released today show the scale of the verbal and physical violence directed at emergency services staff in the Capital.  So far this year, 346 physical attacks have been recorded against ambulance crews in the Capital – around ten a week.  There were 499 cases of threats and verbal abuse aimed at medics and 999 and 111-call handlers over the

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance In Terrifying ‘Near-Miss’ Incident With Drone

Yorkshires Air Ambulance has confirmed that it was involved in a ‘near-miss’ incident with a drone.  In a statement, a spokesperson for the charity said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) can confirm that on 11.09.19, en route back to their Nostell Air Support Unit from completing a mission the crew of HM98 (G-YAAC) were subject to a near-miss with a

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Brave Paramedics Commended After Tackling Male Who Was Armed With A Knife

Two brave paramedics went “above and beyond” the call of duty when an armed man appeared in a patient’s living room whilst they were giving treatment to the male. The patient, John Wilson, 64, was having his blood pressure checked in his Brambles Farm home when his daughter suddenly heard noises coming from outside the address. A gang of men

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West Midlands Ambulances Service Wins ‘Gold’ In Armed Forces Employer Scheme

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has been recognised for the support it shows to the armed forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. Issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Gold Award represents the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans, and their families. As part of

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Male Who Attacked Paramedics And Nurse Loses Appeal Against His Sentence

A drunk male who was found with a head injury assaulted a paramedic as he told her he wanted to ‘have sex with her’. William Dykins Griffiths, 62 was found in the street by medics in Holywell , bleeding from his head. When Griffiths was put in the back of the ambulance, he grabbed the female medic by the wrists and said

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Two Dead & Two Ambulance Staff Injured After Collision In Ross On Wye

Two people have died, and two ambulance staff have been injured following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire yesterday morning (25th August). An ambulance crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service was involved in a road traffic collision with a car on the A49 near to the junction of the A4137 just outside of Ross on Wye, Herefordshire at 6.11am (Sunday).

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Ambulance Station Targeted By Vandals

North West Ambulance Service has once again been targetted by vandals. On two separate occasions, yobs have attempted to enter the property in Langdale Road, breaking the window of an ambulance amongst other damage. As yet, nobody has been arrested by the police in connection with the incidents. Emergency ambulances from the station have previously been relocated to a new

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Thieves Stoop To New Levels Of Depravity After Flight Helmet Stolen From Air Ambulance while Crew Dealt With Patient

Thieves in Shipley have sunk to new levels of depravity after a flight helmet was stolen from Yorkshires Air Ambulance during a tasking on the 8th of August. After an appeal on social media, locals managed to locate the stolen helmet, and it was returned to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. However, the damage that had been inflicted upon the flight helmet

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‘Don’t Choose To Abuse’ – Ambulance Services Message After Abusive Note Left On Response Vehicle

The East of England Ambulance Service has launched a campaign to try and stop the practice of abusive notes being left on emergency ambulances. This comes on the back of a well-publicised incident where a paramedic returned to her emergency vehicle to find that a neighbour of the patient she was treating, had left an abusive note on her windscreen.

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