Category Archives: Medic Oppos

Child In Cardiac Arrest Has 68-Second Delay In Getting Help Due To HOAX Caller

East Midlands Ambulance Service has released details of two separate cases of individuals who seriously abused the 999 system following two successful prosecutions in Court. One of the frequent abusers of the 999 system who rang for an ambulance 344 times in six months appeared in court last week. Thomas Exhall, from Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, made the calls to 999

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WATCH: Emergency Operations Centre Staff Talk About Their Experiences With Abusive Callers

Many of our civilian readers might be relatively shocked to learn about just how often Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff are verbally abused by callers. EOC personnel are on the front line when it comes to calls for help which are made by people who are often in life-or-death situations. That is, of course, when people are not abusing the

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WATCH: Fancy Being A Police Officer, Paramedic & Firefighter All At Once?

Cornwall Council has announced that they have deployed the first tri-safety officer in the country after Andrew Hitchens became qualified to respond to ALL types of 999 calls following the completion of his training which started last year. The Tri-Service Safety Officer project started several years ago and looks to be a great success. Whilst police, ambulance and fire stations

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Early Signs Of Another ‘Winter Crisis’?

It may be unseasonably mild out there, but it would appear that winter is starting to show signs of living up to its recent reputation where fleets of emergency ambulances are parked up outside of A&Es up-and-down the country waiting to hand their patients over. The featured image used in this article was sent into us by one of our

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‘Sit, Listen, Advise, Abused. Welcome To My Job’ | Guest Blog

This guest blog was sent into us earlier on this afternoon from a NSW emergency ambulance call handler. If you have a blog that you would like us to share, then scroll down to the bottom of this article for details of how to contact us: “This headset is what I use to communicate with those who call for desperate

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NHS Ambulance Trust Reveals 25% Of Sick Days Attributable To Stress

Latest figures released by North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has revealed that more than 25% of sick days are attributable to stress-related illnesses. The North East Ambulance Service said its paramedics took 2,927 absence days due to anxiety, stress and depression between July 2017 and June 2018. These figures will not come as a complete shock to emergency services /

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Judge Affirms That His Job Is To ‘Protect Front-Line Medical Staff’

A judge has publicly affirmed that his job is to “protect front-line medical staff” during a recent case that was heard at Carlisle Crown Court. The case in question involved a male who had lashed out at a nurse and tried to bite a paramedic. Daniel Joseph Little, 21, was under the influence of ‘substances’ and became aggressive towards medical

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London Ambulance Service Asks The Public To STOP Tailgating Them On Blue Light Calls

When you are driving around London on blue lights, then the majority of your time will be spent trying to carve out a route in gridlock traffic. It requires an enormous amount of concentration in order to avoid hitting motorists who either do not see you or who simply cannot be bothered to move out of the way. And if

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London’s Air Ambulance Celebrates It’s 30th Birthday

It’s been 30 years since London’s Air Ambulance was set up and over the last 3 decades they have saved countless lives. This charity is at the forefront of providing critical care in the country’s capital city and may their work long continue into the future. London’s Air Ambulance was established by a group of committed, determined and pioneering medics.

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Welsh Ambulance Manager Turns Life-Saver As Diner Becomes Seriously Ill At Country Pub

A manager who helps run emergency ambulances and crews across South Wales turned life-saver herself when a diner at a country pub suffered a suspected heart attack. Natalie Jenkins, Duty Control Manager for Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST), was enjoying an evening meal out with family when a woman at a nearby table was taken seriously ill. 38-year-old Natalie

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