Covid-19: Have your say on Welsh Ambulance Service’s response

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to have a say on its response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Trust is inviting people to share their experience of accessing the service, whether through 999, 111 or its Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service. It is also keen to gather the public’s views on ease of access to information, as well as how they found the...

Covid-19: Welsh Ambulance Service’s surgical mask ask

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is asking some of its patients to wear a surgical mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Crews are now attending every call across Wales in protective equipment, which includes masks, visors, aprons and coveralls, in addition to their standard gloves. Some patients are also being asked to wear a surgical mask as a precautionary measure to halt...

Welsh Ambulance Service to host first virtual Board meeting

THE Welsh Ambulance Service will host its first virtual public Board meeting next week. The Trust’s Executive Team and Non-Executive Directors will convene for their bi-monthly public Board meeting via Zoom in an organisational first. Members of the public and stakeholders are also invited to attend via the video conferencing platform. Estelle Hitchon, the Trust’s...

Covid-19 symptom checker hits one million visitors milestone

AN online symptom checker to help people determine whether they may have contracted Coronavirus has had a million visits since its creation. The Welsh Ambulance Service’s Covid-19 Symptom Checker, which went live at the start of March, was designed not only to signpost users to the most appropriate care, but also to ease the pressure on its 111 service. To supplement...