Category Archives: Ambulance Service

Thieves Sink To New Low As Paramedic’s Personal Vehicle Stolen After Ambulance Break-In

The depravity of Bradford-based car thieves sank to an all-time low on Wednesday 12th June, as some morally corrupt thieves decided to target an emergency ambulance crew who had been dealing with a trauma patient. The victim of the theft spoke of her anger after her emergency ambulance was targeted while at St Luke’s Hospital. The medic’s personal bag containing

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Injured Builder Lowered From 6th Floor Of Building By Emergency Services Personnel

A construction site worker has had to be lowered using ropes from the sixth floor of a building site after injuring himself. The incident happened on a building site on the corner of Broad Street and Bridge Street in Birmingham at around 08:35 hours on Tuesday 11th June. An ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and

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Disgust As FIVE West Midlands Ambulance Staff Assaulted & Two Emergency Ambulances Vandalised In One Weekend

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has shared its disgust as five of its staff are assaulted during one weekend with two emergency ambulances being vandalised. In a statement, Claire Brown, spokesperson for the Trust said: ‘It was a weekend of utter disappointment and anger for the Trust with no fewer than five staff assaulted, and two ambulances vandalised. ‘In separate

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Council Sticks By Decision To Give Two Rapid Response Vehicles Parking Tickets

A council in north Wales has confirmed that it will be sticking by the decision of one of its civil enforcement officers to issue two parking tickets to two Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) which were parked outside of a local swimming pool in a ‘pay and display’ carpark. Conwy County Borough Council said that because the medics were ‘in a

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Baby Girl Who Went Blue And Nearly Died Reunited With Ambulance Heroes

Little Peggy Bradford contracted sepsis and nearly died. Four months later and Peggy has thankfully made a full recovery. The Bradford family invited 999 call handler, Bryan Cox and Paramedic, Lee Collings into their home to say thank you (scroll down for video) Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites

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WATCH: Emergency Ambulance Catches Fire while En-Route To 999 Call

A video has emerged on Twitter of a North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) emergency ambulance going up in flames while responding to a 999 call. In the footage (below) a fire appears to have broken out in the engine compartment of the vehicle. North East Ambulance Service has confirmed that no patients were on board at the time of the

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Nearly 1 In 2 Paramedics In Scotland ‘Thinking About Leaving The Service’

UNISON Scotland has revealed that nearly 50% of paramedics in Scotland are thinking about resigning from the ambulance service. The shocking statistic was revealed in a copy of ‘An Emergency But No Accident’ which is a report looking at the impact of austerity on Scotlands public services and the staff who deliver them. The survey has shown that, despite an

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Paramedic Leaves Scathing Post On Social Media About Bosses Treatment of Colleagues

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) employee has posted a scathing message on Facebook, accusing management of treating staff with contempt. The post urged bosses to act urgently to address working conditions “before you wake up to a headline someday that will haunt you for the rest of your days”. The post began by hitting out at the discrepancy in

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APPEAL: Police Hunt Bare-Chested Male Who Jumped On Ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) has asked for the public’s help in trying to identify a bare-chested man who took it upon himself to jump up-and-down on the roof of a YAS Rapid Response Vehicle. In a tweet, YAS said: “Do you recognise this man? “At 11.30pm on Tuesday 14 May, 3 males walked past Bramley Ambulance Station and one proceeded

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Ambulance Crew Bemused As A ‘Nose Bleed’ Gets Graded The Same As A Cardiac Arrest

Information has been passed to Emergency Services News which suggests that a patient suffering from a minor ‘nose bleed’ could, in some cases, be treated the same as a patient who is in cardiac arrest. The call (below) seems to suggest that the patient in this case only experienced a bleed each time they put their finger up their nose.

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