Category Archives: Ambulance Service

Paramedic Recovering After Being Kicked In The Head As He Treated A Patient

A Veteran paramedic (North West Ambulance Service) is recovering after being kicked in the head by a coward as he was treating a patient. A statement released by NWAS said: “It’s Christmas Eve, a time for celebration and goodwill but unfortunately we have some terrible news to share. “This weekend our cyclist paramedic based in Manchester city centre was viciously

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Emergency Ambulance Crew Injured After Road Traffic Collision In Bristol

An emergency ambulance crew have been injured following a road traffic collision in Bristol over the weekend.  The South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust vehicle was responding to a call when it was involved in the incident.  A picture of the emergency ambulance on its side shortly after the incident has emerged on social media.  A spokesperson for the

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Volunteer Community First Responder Wins Lifesaver Award

A Community First Responder (CFR) was presented with an award by TV host Dr Hilary Jones after saving a woman’s life.  Andrew Hartshorne, CFR for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), won the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) UK award after performing successful resuscitation while off duty.  Mr Hartshorne, who volunteers in the Aylsham area, had been out

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Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Unison Members Plan 24 Hour Overtime Ban

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has confirmed that UNISON members are planning a day of industrial action on Saturday 30th November. A spokesperson for NIAS said: ‘NIAS has received notification from UNISON of their intention to take industrial action, short of a strike, on Saturday 30th November 2019 for 24 hours, commencing at 07:00. ‘The action will consist of

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Male Who Assaulted Six Police Officers And One Paramedic Is Sentenced To 16 Weeks Behind Bars

Male Who Assaulted Six Police Officers And One Paramedic Is Sentenced To 16 Weeks Behind Bars A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting seven emergency workers in Stevenage was sentenced on Tuesday (26 November) to 16 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £122 in victim surcharge. Danny Armstrong, aged 28, of Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, was charged with seven counts of

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‘Dumbass! You Are Fully Blocking My Driveway’ | Insulting Note Left For Ambulance Crew

At a time when ambulance crews around the country are working 14-hours shifts, often without a break, the last thing they need is a member of the public leaving them an abusive note on their emergency ambulance.  But that is precisely what one South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust crew were met with when they returned to their vehicle, having

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“We All Feel It Is A ‘When’ Not An ‘If’ For The Next Person”

Written by John Johnson, Editor of Emergency Services News: ‘Just before going to bed on Friday evening, at around 23:30 hours, I did my usual check of the various ‘channels’ which we use to stay up-to-date with all things related to the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.  During these routine checks, I came across some information which genuinely unsettled

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Ambulance Crew Gifted Some Chocolate While Community First Responder Is ‘Gifted’ A Parking Ticket

As one thoughtful member of the public gifted some chocolate to an emergency ambulance crew in the East Midlands, a Civil Enforcement Officer issued a parking fine to a volunteer Community First Responder (CFR).  Community First Responders are trained first aiders who volunteer their own time to try and help save lives.  They are often the first on the scene

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Caring Ambulance Crew Helps To Celebrate WWII Veteran’s 105th Birthday In Hospital

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) ambulance crew who took a World War II veteran to hospital last month have been reunited with the war hero to celebrate his 105th birthday at his bedside in hospital. Following a call for help, EMT’s Sameenah Din and her crewmate attended the home of George Worwood in Surbiton back in October. Mr Worwood was

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Patient Who Assaulted Emergency Ambulance Crew Convicted

A man who groped a medic who was helping to treat him for a head injury has been found guilty of sexual assault. Sabeh Shalmair was placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years, ordered to do 120 hours of community service, and given a £250 fine. Emergency Ambulance Crew medic Lizzie Smith, 25, and a colleague were called

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