Heart specialists ask public to join in North Wales defibrillator treasure hunt

HEART specialists are inviting North Wales schoolchildren to take part in a potentially lifesaving treasure hunt. Arrhythmia nurse Julie Starling and North Wales Community Public Access Defibrillator support officer Tomos Hughes want super-spotters to let them know if they see a public access defibrillator without a distinctive green tick sticker on. The team hope the...

New £8m ambulance station for Cardiff will boost productivity

A MULTI-MILLION pound new ambulance station is coming to Cardiff, it was announced today. Welsh Government is investing £8 million in a state-of-the-art facility in the capital’s Pontprennau area, which will be the new home for emergency and non-emergency crews currently based in Blackweir. Emergency crews will collect their vehicles from the new station at the...

Vehicle repair joy for Welsh Ambulance Service

KIND-HEARTED businesses in South Wales have stepped up a gear and come forward with offers of repair for a damaged ambulance service vehicle. Sometime in the evening of Friday 10 January, whilst parked in Beaufort, Ebbw Vale, the bonnet was stolen from a Welsh Ambulance Service Land Rover Defender, a vehicle belonging to the Trust’s Fleet Department on-call to fix broken...

Statement from Chief Executive Jason Killens

Statement from the Welsh Ambulance Service's Chief Executive in response to Health Minister's announcement today on unscheduled care pressures over winter 2019/20 and next steps to improve ambulance services. Jason Killens, Chief Executive at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “Winter is always a challenging time for us, but this year in particular has...