New Chief Executive joins London Ambulance Service London Ambulance Service’s new Chief Executive, Garrett Emmerson, takes up his role on the 30th May 2017 Garrett said he is “proud and honoured” to be appointed as Chief Executive and says it is “an exciting time to join the Service”. Setting out his immediate priorities over the next few weeks, Garrett said: “The quality of our patient care is already good and we will continue deliver .
UK Company Launches Prototype for Radical Ambulance Redesign International Ambulances was formed in October 2016 by Phillip Bevan to commercialize his revolutionary new ambulance design, the “ACESO.” The vehicle has been designed from the ground up to provide demonstrably better outcomes for patients, paramedics and hospitals. The development of the concept prototype has been carried out for International Ambulances by Bevan Davidson International (“BDI”), a technology design and development company, led by Phillip Bevan. .
Police fire and ambulance services are working under one roof for the first time in the Gwent Police force area. Abertillery fire station is now an “emergency services station” with ambulance crew, firefighters, police and community support officers (PCSOs). Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Jeff Cuthbert said it would cut costs and give an “enhanced service”. The first meeting between staff from the three services focused on reducing grass fires and arson in .
Ambulance crews are finding it “increasingly difficult to cope”, an audit of the service in England says. The warning by the National Audit Office comes just two months after a BBC investigation highlighted increasing delays answering 999 calls. The NAO said rising demand, recruitment problems and wider NHS pressures meant crews were failing to hit targets. It comes as NHS bosses are looking at relaxing the eight-minute target for calls where it may not .
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Ambulance staff body-cams ‘to tackle paramedic attacks’ Paramedics could start wearing body cameras in the south east of England as part of efforts to tackle a 46% rise in assaults on them. South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) trust data showed attacks rose yearly from 98 in 2011-12 to 184 in 2015-16, including a jump from 126 in 2014-15 to 184 last year. Secamb said several ambulance services were looking at using “body-cams”. Unison .
More than 1,200 people were treated by ambulance staff at this year’s V Festival at Weston Park – with 40 having to be taken to hospital. A total of 1,218 patients were treated, a slight increase on last year. West Midlands Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance provided medical cover which included a medical centre staffed by doctors and nurses, as well as a command and control centre which co-ordinated the responses of ambulances .
Statement regarding Patient Transport Service contract for Surrey 10 August 2016 Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) spokesperson: “South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is disappointed that its bid to continue to provide the Patient Transport Service across Surrey beyond April 2017 was unsuccessful. “The Trust ensured its bid would allow it to build on its current service delivery and provide a high quality .
New Make Ready Centre to begin operations Tangmere Make Ready Centre Ambulance crews will begin operating out of South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) newest Make Ready Centre in Tangmere, near Chichester, West Sussex, next week. A phased opening will see the first crews begin to report to the new centre on the Chichester Business Park on Tuesday 9 August. From Tuesday, staff from Midhurst and Pulborough will begin their shifts from the new .
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South East Coast Ambulance SECAMB An ambulance trust SECAMB is being investigated after reports of bullying and harassment and an “unfit for purpose” dispatch system. Long call waits and out-of-date maps affected the service offered by the South East Coast Ambulance Trust (Secamb), which now faces investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Department of Health said: “poor leadership” had “put safety at risk”. The trust said it was working hard to address .
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Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be part of a new Northern Ambulance Alliance Yorkshire Ambulance Service is to team up with two other trusts to form a new Northern Ambulance Alliance. North East, North West and Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trusts say the collaboration will help to improve the efficiency of ambulance services in the North of England. Joint procurement exercises and major changes to IT systems will take place, and specialist expertise will be .
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Dr Glyn Phillips and Professor John Ashton were both at the FA Cup semi-final as Liverpool FC fans Professor John Ashton and Dr Glyn Phillips who both gave evidence at the Hillsborough inquests When Lord Justice Taylor published his interim report on the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 he exonerated the emergency services. He dismissed the opinions of two Merseyside doctors who had been at the match as fans – the only two .
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Troubled East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is struggling financially and has some of the worst response times in England. It is thought the trust’s non-executive directors want to merge with West Midlands Ambulance Service. Both trusts said discussions on a “range of options” had taken place but talks were at an early stage. If the merger goes ahead, the new service would cover a population of 10.4m people and cover 11,500 sq miles. EMAS .
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The chairman of the scandal-hit South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) Tony Thorne has resigned, Last October it emerged the trust had delayed sending help for certain calls to allow extra time for patient assessments. The reasons for Mr Thorne’s resignation are not known. It is also understood chief executive Paul Sutton will take a leave of absence from the trust. Mr Thorne’s resignation from Secamb, which has been under pressure for months, follows .
ISLANDERS on Mull have claimed an ‘accident is waiting to happen’ after claiming a review has left them with a lack of ambulance cover. A heated meeting between community representatives and the Scottish Ambulance Service is to take place tonight after the area and Iona was left with one ambulance. Campaigners claim that one emergency vehicle is inadequate to cover the 240 mile of mainly single track roads on the islands which attract about .
AMBULANCES in Wiltshire are failing to reach a third of critically ill emergency patients on time. Figures from South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) show response times in Wiltshire are among the worst in the region. Of the 12 areas covered by SWAST, only South Gloucestershire was worse at reaching Red 1 calls, such as heart attacks, within eight minutes. In 2014/15, ambulances in Wiltshire only reached two thirds (66 per cent) of such .
Ambulance chairman in NHS 111 calls row ‘told to go’ Image copyright SECAMB Image caption Secamb gave itself an extra 10 minutes to deal with some potentially life-threatening calls The chairman of the scandal-hit South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb), Tony Thorne, has been told to leave his post, the BBC understands. The trust is being investigated after it dodged national response targets in order to take extra time to assess some seriously-ill patients. .
An organ transplant driver said to have post-traumatic stress after being assaulted at work launched a road rage attack on an ambulance driver. Former ambulance driver Michael Kearns, 46, cut up an ambulance on its way to hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. He pulled his car in front of the vehicle and then hit the driver, the city’s crown court heard. Kearns denied dangerous driving and assault, but was found guilty and given a nine-month .
An operational manager and a call handler from North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were recognised nationally last night (9 February) at the annual Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF) in Leicestershire. The Association of Ambulance Service Chief Executives’ gala awards applaud excellence across the UK ambulance service sector in 10 categories. NEAS 111 operator Craig Foster, of Gateshead, joined the service three years ago and was highlighted as the UK’s most outstanding control services employee. He .
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Paramedics in Greater Manchester are being assaulted almost every day, shocking figures have revealed. Data shows there have been more than 1,000 verbal and physical attacks on North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) staff in the region since April 2012. It means that paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), urgent care assistants, and even call handlers are being subjected to violent and threatening behaviour on an almost daily basis. Some have been left with broken bones, .
Two paramedics have been attacked while responding to an emergency call-out in Belfast, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has said. It happened in the Finaghy Road North area on Wednesday afternoon. A paramedic was punched in the chest and face and his female colleague was badly shaken. They are both now on sick leave and the ambulance is off the road for repairs. A 17-year-old who had requested the ambulance was arrested. John .
The chief executive of the Ambulance Service for Nottinghamshire is to stand down – due to “family reasons”. The East Midlands Ambulance Service has announced that Sue Noyes will be leaving the service in June 2016. Ms Noyes was parachuted into the service in 2013 to drive improvements – with the service called to an emergency risk summit in October of that year after health chiefs raised concerns around patient care and safety. Paramedics .