Ambulance

New CEO for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced the appointment of Charles Hackett as their new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Bill Sivewright. Charles joins the life-saving charity this week, with a wealth of experience across both the commercial and charity sectors as well as experience in working with local government. He spent 17… Read more »

KAROQ joins emergency services fleets

With over 115 years of supporting the emergency services, ŠKODA continues its legacy with the launch of the marque’s latest addition to its emergency services vehicle line-up – a fully converted ŠKODA KAROQ Rapid Response vehicle. The versatile SUV lends itself perfectly to emergency service conversion thanks to its practicality, multi-terrain abilities and class-leading space for… Read more »

London Ambulance Service gets new control room

A brand new, purpose built control room, which will handle half of the 999 calls that come into London Ambulance Service from across the capital, has just opened following a £9.6 million investment. The state-of-the-art facility in Newham, east London, will handle more than a million 999 calls every year, with the rest being answered… Read more »

WMAS Medical Director receives prestigious medal from Royal College of Emergency Medicine

West Midland’s Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust’s Medical Director has received a prestigious award from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) for her outstanding work over the last 17 years, but in particular during the pandemic.  Dr Alison Walker was one of only four recipients given medals by RCEM President, Dr Katherine Henderson,… Read more »

WMAS recognised as leading digital Trust

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as a 2022 Global Digital Exemplar. The Trust’s ability to utilise world-class digital tools is what’s helped it to become one of just two ambulance services in the country to receive accreditation from NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of its Global Digital… Read more »

New chair of London Ambulance Service announced

NHS England / NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Trotter OBE QPM as the Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS). Andrew succeeds Heather Lawrence OBE who is leaving after six years. Andrew worked for British Transport Police for 10 years from 2004, serving as Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable. Prior to… Read more »

New ambulance call centre opens in Teesside

A brand-new team of health advisors is ready to take the region’s 999 and 111 calls from Teesside from this week. North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) opened its third base at Wynyard Business Park in Billingham in October 2018 in order to house additional clinicians for its Clinical Assessment Service (CAS), which was expanded as… Read more »

Blue Light Services signs joint venture to meet increased demand for bespoke ambulance conversions

Blue Light Services Specialist Vehicles Limited (BLS), a leading ambulance conversion company in the UK supplying vehicles to over 75 private ambulance companies and the NHS have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Rodriguez Lopez Auto (RLA) in order to increase the supply of vehicles and meet the demands of the increasing client base… Read more »

Venari Group starts building ambulances for Ukraine

Emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has commenced the production of an undisclosed volume of military grade ambulances which will be imminently deployed to Ukraine to support the brave medics working on the frontline. The Ukrainian Embassy in London contacted Venari’s CEO, Oliver North, through local MP Andrew Percy just last week, and following a thorough… Read more »