Length of Wales walk success for ambulance duo

AN intrepid couple who work for the Welsh Ambulance Service have taken the final steps on their 298-mile Cambrian Way charity hike. Arriving at a sunny Conwy Castle at lunchtime today, after setting off from Cardiff Castle on 01 September, Kevin and Cath O’Connor have hiked up mountains, along ridges, through bogs and even crossed rivers on their way to the finish line. Originally...

Freshers Week: Behave sensibly, says ambulance service

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is urging University students to behave responsibly this upcoming Freshers Week. Freshers Week is a week-long event for first-year University students in which they make friends and let their hair down before lectures begin. It has become a rite of passage for new students, but partying and alcohol consumption can lead to injury and illness, which...

Covid-19: Nigel’s story

A WELSH Ambulance Service manager has described the moment he thought he was going to die after contracting coronavirus. Nigel Heal, the Trust’s Quality Improvement Manager based in Cwmbran, Torfaen, developed symptoms in April, days after his partner was admitted to hospital with the virus. The 62-year-old took a deterioration of his own and became so breathless that...

Trust to host Annual General Meeting

THE Welsh Ambulance Service will host a virtual Annual General Meeting next month, and the public and stakeholders are invited to attend. Hear more about the Trust’s achievements in 2019/20, plus how it has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for its future plans. The once-yearly meeting will be hosted on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook on Thursday...