Couple’s Cambrian Way challenge for charity

A DARING duo of Welsh Ambulance Service staff are taking the high road and walking the length of Wales – all for charity. Paramedic Kevin O’Connor and his Emergency Medical Technician wife Cath, based in Bargoed, are aiming to complete the epic 298-mile Cambrian Way challenge in three weeks – and have even used up their annual leave to do so. Setting off...

Former ambulance hits the road again as a mobile sexual health clinic

A former ambulance is back on the road delivering a vital service that the pandemic had severely disrupted. It was donated to the health board’s sexual health service to provide outreach services and to support the more vulnerable in society – such as homeless people and sex workers. The vehicle, decommissioned and donated by the Welsh Ambulance Service, has been...

Welsh Ambulance Service’s work with dementia community celebrated in TV documentary

THE Welsh Ambulance Service’s work with the dementia community is being celebrated in a new documentary series which explores the ground-breaking advances being made to help people with the disease. Hope in the Age of Dementia examines how the Trust has enlisted the support of people with dementia to help shape and deliver training across the workforce. The programme,...

Virtual choir reach for the sky

A VIRTUAL choir set up by Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues has released a touching version of the Judy Garland classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Set up by Medical Priority Despatch Auditor, Maddy Matthews-Williams, the 10-strong group of singers took to video conferencing apps and even mobile phone cameras to record their parts of the song, which has become somewhat of an...