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NHS ambulance service cuts presence at Gatwick airport and sports venues

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An NHS ambulance service is cutting back its presence at Gatwick airport and major sports events so it has more crews available to answer 999 calls, amid unprecedented pressures. The South East Coast ambulance service...

England’s ambulance service is failing patients and paramedics. We can’t take it any more

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In more than 20 years working in NHS ambulance services as a paramedic, I have never seen response times to 999 calls as bad as they are now. I recently attended an incident in which a woman had fallen over. It was cl...

Ambulance review – Michael Bay hijack thriller

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Michael Bay, the hyperactive thyroid of action cinema, has taken a scrawny little low-budget Danish film called Ambulancen from 2005, about two criminal brothers who hijack an ambulance, put an IV in its tiny arm and ...

Home births cancelled at short notice due to Victoria’s ambulance crisis

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Expectant mothers are having planned home births cancelled within weeks of their due dates, with Victoria’s ambulance crisis putting intense strain on the state’s maternity services. Victoria has just two publicly fun...

NHS ambulance delays leaving patients stuck at GP surgeries for hours

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Patients experiencing life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes or major breathing problems are becoming trapped for many hours in GP surgeries, unable to get to hospital, because ambulances are taki...

‘You can queue for a whole shift’: the crisis facing Welsh ambulance crews

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By the time Caroline was finally stretchered into the Grange university hospital in south Wales, it had been more than seven hours since she dialled 999. The 46-year-old, who lives in a one-bedroomed bungalow up in th...

Ambulance services are no longer local

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The opposition to the closure of 60-plus local ambulance stations in London centres around the idea that it will lead to longer waiting times (Fears over NHS plan to close all local ambulance stations in London, 25 Se...

Fears over NHS plan to close all local ambulance stations in London

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NHS bosses plan to shut every local ambulance station in London, prompting fears that patients could be harmed if 999 crews take longer to reach them, il Guardian può rivelare. The London ambulance service (LAS) has st...

Welsh ambulance service calls for army help with winter Covid pressures

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The Welsh ambulance service has asked for help from the armed forces, explaining that it faces “significant and sustained pressure” because of Covid-19, the threat of a flu outbreak and other winter challenges. Soldie...

Troops drafted in to help out Scottish ambulance service

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Soldiers will be drafted in to drive Scottish ambulances, the head of the ambulance service has confirmed, after reports of a succession of harrowing cases where patients have endured lengthy waits. The Scottish ambul...

Ambulance crews in England to get body cameras after 30% rise in assaults

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Thousands of ambulance crews in England will be given body cameras after a sharp rise in attacks on NHS staff treating patients, the government has announced. Data shows that 3,569 ambulance staff were physically assa...

Ambulance crews in England to use iPads to assess accident and stroke victims

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Ambulance crews will start using iPads to send photographs of accident and stroke victims to specialist hospital doctors so that they can make rapid diagnoses and save some patients a trip to A&E. NHS England is g...

Ambulance worker killed in ‘tragic accident’ had come out of retirement

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An ambulance technician who died after an object pierced his vehicle’s windscreen in a “tragic accident” had returned to the frontline to help with the fight against Covid after retiring in 2020, è emerso. Jerem...

Ambulance technician killed in accident in Herefordshire

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An ambulance technician has died after an object struck his vehicle’s windscreen as he was responding to a 999 call in Herefordshire. The incident took place at 8am on Saturday at the junction of Moreton Road and the ...

Hong Kong defendants taken away by ambulance during marathon bail hearing

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A bail hearing for 47 campaigners, election candidates and activists charged with national security offences in Hong Kong has resumed after at least four defendants were taken away by ambulance during Monday’s maratho...