Annual Carers Survey launched

IF you look after a family member or friend, then the Welsh Ambulance Service wants to hear from you during August as part of its Carers Survey 2020. Caring for anybody with a physical or mental disability, a person with substance misuse issues or providing extra help as someone grows older can be extremely testing and impact on the carer’s own life and wellbeing. The...

Applause as Ambulance Care Assistant who overcame Covid-19 leaves hospital

AN Ambulance Care Assistant who spent 11 weeks in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 has been discharged from hospital. Steve Bell, who works for the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service, left hospital yesterday to rapturous applause in a poignant moment that was captured on video. Steve contracted the virus in March and spent 92 days...

Suspended prison sentence for abusive 999 caller

A MAN has been given a suspended prison sentence for making abusive calls to the Welsh Ambulance Service. Mark Lewis, 49, of Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, was handed a 10-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months at Cardiff Magistrates' Court yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to an offence under the Communications Act 2003. The court heard that Lewis called the ambulance service...

Welsh Ambulance Service recognised for green ethos

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has been highly commended for its work to embed environmental sustainability into its working culture. Every year the Advancing Healthcare Awards programme recognises high achievers in the industry, and 2020 has been the Year of Green Action. In 2016, the Welsh Ambulance Service launched a new Clinical Response Model that has become a template for...