Welsh Ambulance Service re-enlists military in COVID-19 effort

The Welsh Ambulance Service has re-enlisted the support of the military as it contends with a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 90 soldiers are once again assisting the trust’s COVID-19 effort by driving ambulance vehicles. Among them are soldiers from 9 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps. Chief Executive Jason Killens said, “The extreme… Read more »

Radio care campaign has Christmas wish

The NHS formed an unprecedented partnership with the Radio Society of Great Britain, back in April 2020, when Paul Devlin, from the NHS Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, came up with an idea to help reduce loneliness and isolation. The idea started off as a weekend project to encourage as many radio amateurs as possible… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service publishes new digital strategy

The Welsh Ambulance Service has set out how it will embrace technology in the future in an ambitious new digital strategy. Recent advances by the service include the rollout of iPads to frontline staff, the move to ‘cloud’ services, through Microsoft Office 365, and a new electronic patient care record. The trust’s new strategy details… Read more »

Dr Duncan Bootland appointed Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Dr Duncan Bootland has been appointed as Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS). Dr Bootland, who joined KSS in 2013 with six years’ experience working in emergency medicine and intensive care, has been a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Consultant and clinical governance lead at KSS. He has extensive experience and exceptional… Read more »

HELP Appeal makes second £250,000 donation to British Association for Immediate Care

The HELP Appeal charity has presented its second annual donation of £250,000 to the British Association for Immediate Care Schemes. This 900-strong organisation, made up of medical, nursing and paramedic volunteers are divided into local and regional immediate care schemes, and are on call around the clock, seven days a week to support NHS ambulance… Read more »

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 »