Ambulance

WMAS launches the UK’s first 100% electric emergency ambulance

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has taken a major step forward in reducing its impact on the environment by launching the first fully electric emergency ambulance. WMAS is at the forefront of developing ambulance technology along with its partner, conversion specialist VCS of Bradford, through the company’s unique construction method to ensure the ambulances are… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service unveils ultra-modern additions to fleet

The Welsh Ambulance Service has unveiled ultra-modern additions to its fleet. Among the new vehicles introduced to its 799-strong fleet is a low-emission hybrid rapid response car, the first of its kind for the service. The trust has also commissioned new and improved emergency and non-emergency ambulances, as well as a fleet maintenance vehicle to… Read more »

£4.8m investment for Lincolnshire specialist vehicle conversion business

As part of exciting expansion plans, specialist vehicle conversion business, Cartwright Conversions Ltd has been bought by the owners of Sheffield-based company Trek Group. Cartwright Conversions Ltd was a subsidiary of the Cartwright Group, which recently went into administration. The new company will now be known as Cartwright Vehicle Conversions Ltd and is based in… Read more »

South Central Ambulance Service automates business processes with Turnkey Consulting

Risk management and cyber security consultancy Turnkey Consulting is to work with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to automate some of its core business processes as the foundation trust looks to increase its operational efficiency and meet wider NHS policy requirements. A successful rollout could make this the blueprint for other NHS Trusts. The project… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance crews say thank you to supporters during Air Ambulance Week

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has marked the beginning of Air Ambulance Week 2020 with the release of a video message thanking Londoners for their support and generosity, which has kept the service flying throughout the pandemic. The video shows doctors, paramedics and fire crew from the life-saving service thanking supporters for their donations, which allow… Read more »

Capita integrates what3words into ControlWorks to support emergency services

Capita plc has integrated location finding app what3words into its ControlWorks solution to enable emergency services to respond to incidents when callers are unable to describe their exact location. This completes the integration of what3words into Capita’s control room solutions portfolio, enabling all clients globally to access this additional capability. Capita provides ControlWorks to a… Read more »

London Mayor opens interactive training academy

A new centre providing interactive training for London Ambulance Service’s emergency call handlers to help them better prepare for their challenging role of taking life-saving calls was officially opened on 14 August. The facilities will deliver greater training capacity and boost the service’s emergency and urgent care workforce ahead of the busy winter period and… Read more »

Ambulance service appoints first Director of People

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has appointed Lisa Ward as its first Director of People. With 20 years’ experience of working for the ambulance service and over 30 years’ experience of working in human resources, Lisa has previously held the position of Interim Director of Organisational Development, since 2018. As part of her new… Read more »