Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

TWO Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, it was announced this evening. Andy Swinburn, the Trust’s Associate Director of Paramedicine, and Sue Owen-Williams, a Nurse Advisor for NHS 111 Wales, have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal. Meanwhile, former Chief Executive Tracy...

Paramedic spat at by patient in Covid-19 pandemic relives ‘traumatic’ ordeal

A PARAMEDIC who was spat at by a patient at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic has re-lived the ‘traumatic’ ordeal. Lisa O’Sullivan, who is based in Blackweir, Cardiff, was also verbally abused by the man she was attempting to treat in the city’s Callaghan Square last August. Fortunately, South Wales Police officers were already at scene and arrested...

Pair commended for life-saving interventions at car crash aftermath

A NURSE and her colleague who delivered life-saving first aid in the aftermath of a serious car crash have been commended for their actions. District nurse Joanne Curry and her co-worker Simon Clifford were on shift with the GP out-of-hours service when they came across a one-car collision in Abertillery, where four people had been injured, two of them seriously. Using equipment...

Port Talbot supermarket staff commended for quick-thinking actions

SUPERMARKET workers who came to the aid of a customer in cardiac arrest have been praised for their quick-thinking actions. Staff at Tesco in Port Talbot gave CPR to a man who had collapsed in the car park and delivered two shocks using the store’s defibrillator before the arrival of an ambulance. Colleagues also made a makeshift helipad to allow for the safe landing...