Dementia patients of the Welsh Ambulance Service to benefit from dementia cannula sleeves

The Welsh Ambulance Service has received its first dementia cannula sleeves, devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia. The sleeves have proven to keep dementia patients calm and stop them from pulling needles out of their arms during treatment. Ambulance staff on both emergency and non-emergency services will be using them when they are out on the road treating...

Welsh Ambulance Service celebrates its heroes at fourth annual Staff Awards at Cardiff City Hall

THE Welsh Ambulance Service honoured its staff and volunteers at its fourth annual Staff Awards ceremony last night (Wednesday 09 October 2019). More than 300 guests gathered at Cardiff City Hall to celebrate the contributions of long-serving staff, as well as the winners of category awards, including the new Team of the Year Award and Welsh Language Award. In the ceremony...

Creating a generation of life-savers: Restart a Heart Day 2019

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren across Wales have been learning life-saving CPR as part of the annual Restart a Heart Day campaign. Yesterday, dozens of Welsh Ambulance Service staff and volunteers visited more than 30 secondary schools across the country to demonstrate how to save a life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. The Trust’s volunteers were also...

Media Statement

Jason Killens, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Chief Executive, said: “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Connelly. Since his passing in February of last year, and in close collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, the number of hours spent waiting to hand over patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has reduced and in the...