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Garrett Emmerson

New Chief Executive joins London Ambulance Service

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

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. .
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Police, fire and ambulance crews share Abertillery station

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 .
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Ambulance services ‘not coping’ as demand rises

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 .
Schiller Fred PA-1 AED

Schiller FRED PA-1 AED

Schiller FRED PA-1 AED By lifting up the device cover, the FRED PA-1 starts up immediately and guides the rescuer step-by-step during the entire resuscitation process. The FRED AED is available either as semi-automatic or fully automatic device.In its automatic version, the AED delivers the shock without any action of the rescuer. In its semi-automatic version, the unit prompts the rescuer to deliver the shock by pressing the shock button. Ease of use: interface .
Vasofix Safety IV Cannula

Vasofix Safety IV Cannula

Vasofix Safety IV Cannula Vasofix® Safety IV Cannula The Vasofix safety IV cannula from B. Braun offers more security thanks to a safety clip. This safety mechanism cannot be bi-passed; thus reducing the risk of needle stick injuries. The safety IV cannula has an injection port that allows a quick transfer of drugs without needing to re-puncture. The Vasofix Safety IV Cannula requires only a low level of user experience and offers excellent protection .
SECAMB South East Coast Ambulance paramedic attacks

Ambulance staff body-cams ‘to tackle paramedic attacks’

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 .

V Festival: More than 1,200 treated by ambulance staff at Weston Park

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 .
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Statement regarding Patient Transport Service contract for Surrey

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 .
SECAMB South East Coast Ambulance paramedic attacks

New South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Make Ready Centre to begin operations

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 .