Plea for public to stop calling 999 for Covid-19 tests and check-ups

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing to the public not to call 999 for a Coronavirus test. Some patients have been demanding that paramedics perform an on-the-spot test to rule out the virus, according to feedback from crews. Ambulance crews do not, and never have, carried tests for Coronavirus. The Trust also reports that people have been calling 999 under an emergency...

Overwhelming response to call for support

MORE than 1,500 members of the public stepped forward within 24 hours to respond to a call for volunteers and temporary roles with the Welsh Ambulance Service as it manages its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Individuals from across Wales, including past and retired staff, have registered their interest in a variety of roles across the service following an appeal by the Trust...

Welsh Ambulance Service's plea for public's honesty during Covid-19

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is urging the public to be honest about the nature of their illness when calling 111 or 999 for help. It has become apparent that some members of the public have been withholding information about their illness during the Covid-19 outbreak for fear of not being sent an ambulance, according to feedback from Trust staff. This means crews have been...

Success for Welsh Ambulance Service’s Defibuary campaign

A RECORD number of people got involved in the Welsh Ambulance Service’s annual #Defibuary campaign on Twitter. Launched in January by Gavin & Stacey actress Melanie Walters, the online drive aimed to highlight the locations of as many life-saving public access defibrillators across Wales as possible. Keen spotters took to the streets and hills of Wales to get creative...