Category Archives: Health Service

‘The NHS Needs A Backstop Not Just The People Of Nothern Ireland’ | A&E Consultant

This open letter has been written by an A&E Consultant: ‘Dear Mrs May, The NHS needs a backstop not just the people of Northern Ireland. Whilst you are playing Russian Roulette with our country’s future, with your desperate Brexit negotiations, you seemed to have forgotten the people you are meant to be serving. The press are complicit in this, by

Read more

‘The Patient Told Me To F__k Off And Produced A Knife’ | Paramedic’s Blog

Do you ever look at some folk and wonder how they do it?  How they get positive recognition for something done over the rest of us.  How they always seem to be in the right place at the right time?  Like, there really is an element of genetic luck to peoples’ success? And does anyone then wonder bitterly (like me)

Read more

Stop Abusing A&E Staff!

This was sent into us by one of our readers. Yet again, it highlights the real pressures which our A&E staff are under. #StopTheAbuse ‘Waiting in corridors, people sick in a bedSome not so poorly, some look half deadDoctors and Nurses all rushed off their feetClocking more miles than a professional athlete. Angry guy at reception, thinks he’s fractured his

Read more

My Concern About Women In Labour | Emergency Medical Dispatcher (ANON)

The following guest blog was sent into us earlier on this afternoon by someone who, for obvious reasons, has asked to remain anonymous: ‘I am an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, handling 999 calls for a busy Ambulance Control. ‘There are many concerns, often shared on your site by other Ambulance colleagues, however I don’t think this subject has come up before.

Read more

‘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

Read more

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 /

Read more

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

Read more

‘Abused By Patients For Turning Up Late On Jobs, Never Supported By Line Managers, Manipulated Response Times’ | Anon

As many of our readers and followers will know (both inside and outside of the emergency services / NHS), we are passionate about highlighting the need for better mental healthcare provisions for emergency services & NHS personnel. As more and more people become willing to talk about and share their own experiences with mental health, it is our hope that

Read more

999 Call Handler Shares Their Heartfelt Resignation Letter

As with the vast majority of our hard-hitting articles which we share, the following resignation email was sent into us by the person who sent it. It is a shame to be losing such bright individuals at a time when the emergency services are under so much stress. We hope that by sharing this, then not only will members of

Read more

‘Unless You Work In The Emergency Services…’ | Guest Blog

“A great deal has been happening in my life recently which has made me reflect on a lot of life’s obstacles, however having spent the past 7.5 years working frontline for the emergency services (6.5 years with the ambulance service and a year with the police) those obstacles aren’t the norm, unless you work in the emergency services. Over this

Read more
« Older Entries