Greener ambulances to join North West Ambulance Service fleet

Fifty-five new emergency ambulances will take to the North West’s roads before the end of January 2022, replacing older vehicles in the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) fleet. The emergency vehicles are greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Built to Euro 6 standards, they produce fewer harmful pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, Carbon Monoxide, hydrocarbons… Read more »

Successful suppliers for £750m decarbonisation framework revealed

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its new £750m decarbonisation framework. 50 specialist firms, including SMEs and multinational suppliers, are on the four-year framework which features ‘Lot 2 Decarbonisation of Public & Education Buildings (worth up to £250 million)’ developed for the blue light sector to access, as… Read more »

VCS places first on new NHS national framework for ambulance converters

VCS, one of the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialists, has achieved the highest combined score of all bidders in the new NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub Framework Agreement for Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Conversions. Assessed on its technical ability, exceptional quality and financial offers, the Bradford-based manufacturer is now positioned at the top of the framework…. Read more »

Multi-lingual life-saving training aid

A life-saving training aid has been produced in four additional languages to help more people learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust launched the Pillow Partner last year as a simple, effective and inexpensive way of learning how to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. And now the… Read more »

National air ambulance awards winners announced

The winners of the prestigious Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced at a special ceremony. Inspiring air ambulance charity crew members, leaders, teams, volunteers and fundraisers from across the UK have been recognised for their outstanding contributions towards helping to save the lives of people in need… Read more »

Senior blue light leaders make landmark mental health commitment

Emergency services across each of the home nations have committed to a uniform approach to supporting the mental health of their emergency responder workforce. In a UK first, The Chief Officers of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, National Fire Chiefs Council and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives have made a public pledge on behalf of… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service introduces new technology to better support victims of domestic violence

The Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced new technology to better support victims of domestic violence. Live Fear Free is a 24/7 helpline for women, children and men experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence or other forms of violence against women. It is a main point of contact in Wales to access support, information, safety-planning, advocacy, refuge… Read more »

First electric ambulance for Homerton University Hospital

ERS Medical, the UK’s leading health and social care transport provider, has rolled out its first electric ambulance for Homerton University Hospital and its community services. Welcoming the first patient on board on 19 November, this is another step in supporting the NHS’s net zero goals. The electric ambulance has a range of 219/185 miles… Read more »