Category Archives: NHS

Nurse Repeatedly Stabbed In Newham University Hospital A&E

A male has repeatedly stabbed a female nurse at Newham University Hospital in east London. The incident happened at 05:40 hours on Wednesday, 12 June. The 50-year-old NHS employee was stabbed with a pair of scissors by a 27-year-old male. A statement released by the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 05:39hrs on Wednesday, 12 June to reports of

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Corrupt Driver At Renal Medical Unit Stole Vehicles In Burglary

A medical unit was left struggling to be able to transport patients for vital treatment after one of their drivers stole a number of vehicles during a break-in. Lee Krotochwil, who worked as a driver at the Hamilton renal dialysis unit in Crest Drive, Leicester, carried out the burglary with his co-defendant Martin Faulkner in October last year. The pair

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‘He Stated That I Had Saved His Life – For The Rest Of My Shift That Stuck With Me’ | 999 Call Handler | Guest Blog

This short article was sent into us by someone who works in an ambulance Emergency Operations Centre. The following gives an insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ actions which are put into place when somebody calls 999 if, for example, they are experiencing a mental health related crises.  “I currently work in the ________ Call centre, we regularly get calls

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Drunk Male Who Assaulted A Nurse Prosecuted Under New Law

A drunk male who assaulted a nurse while being looked after at a hospital emergency department has been prosecuted under new legislation designed to protect emergency services personnel Mark Gallagher was being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary for a head injury he sustained while under the influence of alcohol when he attacked a nurse. Gallagher grabbed the nurse by her

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Callous Thieves Steal Paramedics Private Car From Outside Ambulance Station

A paramedic working with the Welsh Ambulance Service had a nasty surprise when she finished her shift yesterday only to find that her car had been stolen. Having spent the night racing from emergency call to emergency call, the newly-qualified paramedic was ready to go home but instead had to deal with the fact that a thief had decided to

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Children’s Doctor Sentenced For Downloading Indecent Images Of Children

A paediatric doctor who downloaded 36 indecent images of children has been sentenced. Ralph Harper, 31, from Stratford in east London, was sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended for 16 months on Wednesday 3rd April at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was also put on the sex offenders register and handed a sexual harm prevention order. Harper had pleaded guilty

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Anger As North West Ambulance Service Targeted For The FOURTH Time By Youths With Rocks

North West Ambulance Service had another one of its emergency ambulances targeted by mindless vandals today (4th April), the forth time in the space of only five weeks. A tweet shared on the @NWAmbulance twitter page said: “Again, really!? “After 3 incidents in March, another ambulance window has been smashed last night with an object thrown at the moving vehicle

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‘If You Fell In A Puddle Would You Call A Lifeguard?’ | Anonymous Guest Blog

We received the following short blog from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous. It was written by the person who sent it into us in order to try and help dispell some of the ‘myths’ surrounding the public perception of the ambulance service. As the unofficial voice of the men and women serving on the front line of

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Hospital Trust Awards £14 Million Contract To Replace VOLUNTEER ‘Blood Bikers’ Service

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have awarded a £14 million transport contract to a private company for a service that was being provided free of charge by Coventry and Warwickshire Blood Bikes. The private contract, awarded to QE Facilities, now means that volunteer blood bikers covering the same geographical area as will be covered under the new multi-million-pound private

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Teacher Develops A ‘Check-In Monday’ Welfare Board To Help Students

A Teacher in the USA has come up with a fantastic way of enabling her students to ‘reach out’ if they feel like they need someone to talk to. The ‘Check-In Monday’ board enables students to write their name onto the back of a sticky note and place the note onto a white board. Students have the option of choosing:

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