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...

Four emergency services under one roof

A NEW home has opened for four emergency services – all under one roof in Llantwit Major – scoring a first in Wales. South Wales Police, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and HM Coastguard will all operate from the former Llantwit Major Fire and Rescue Station. A new way of working – with 999 services co-located on...

Staff recognition for aiding young victim

TWO staff from the Welsh Ambulance Service that came to the aid of a young man who presented himself to them with severe lacerations have been recognised with a CEO’s Commendation. In a presentation at Cardiff East Ambulance Station on Monday 2 March, the story of how Non-Emergency Patient Transport crew Nick Boswell and Alex Adams, from Cardiff, went over and above the...

1000th compassionate journey for End of Life Care Rapid Transport Service

A SERVICE that provides transport for end of life care patients in Wales has reached a special milestone. Launched in August 2017, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s dedicated End of Life Care Rapid Transport Service has made its 1000th compassionate journey. Operated by the Trust’s Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS), the team swiftly and safely move...