Tribute to Paul Teesdale of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is sad to report the loss of a second colleague to Covid-19. Paul Teesdale, a call handler for the Trust’s Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service, based in Cwmbran, died overnight after testing positive for the virus on New Year’s Day. Paul, who was 64 and lived in Pontyclun, joined the ambulance service in June 2012 after a long and...

Extension to term of Non-Executive Director Emrys Davies

THE appointment of Welsh Ambulance Service Non-Executive Director Emrys Davies has been extended by 12 months. Emrys, who was first appointed in 2014, will remain a Non-Executive Director on the Board until 31 March 2022. The Board is comprised of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive and Executive Directors as well as Trade Union partners, all of whom...

Bringing hope from family tragedy

A COUPLE who were struck with the sudden loss of a child have turned their tragedy into positivity by fundraising for life-saving defibrillators. Graham and Zoe Mitchell, from Carmarthen, were on holiday in Fethiye, Turkey, in July 2017 when Graham’s daughter Mali James-Mitchell fell ill and was rushed to hospital. Mali spent three weeks in intensive care in a Turkish...

Record number of visits to NHS 111 Wales website

WALES’ leading health advice and information website had the highest number of visits in 2020 since its creation. A record 5.8 million visits were made to the NHS 111 Wales website last year, the largest proportion of which – 1.6 million – were made in March after the global pandemic had been declared. The Covid-19 Symptom Checker remains the most visited...