Category Archives: Ambulance Service

It’s a very busy day for us. Nearly 2,0

It’s a very busy day for us. Nearly 2,000 calls so far – nearly 20% above what we’d see in a four-week average. More about It’s your call & using 999 right here:http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/your-service/campaigns/its-your-call.htm http://ow.ly/i/mpaec Advertisements

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Guest blog: There have been so many highlights being a CFR

David Halsey, of Haverhill, Kedington and Hundon Community First Responders, said… I have been a responder for five years, on average I do 96 hours per month.  I became a responder as I was diagnosed with an illness, and at the same time I … Continue reading

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Guest blog: There is a lot of satisfaction in helping people

Mike Poulton, a member of Wroxham and Hoveton CFRs, has volunteered for the last five years…   One day my wife noticed a CFR visiting one of our neighbours and she said “you could that”. It was as simple as … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Being a CFR has taught me that not every patient will present the same

  Danny Ayling, is a group co-ordinator for Holland/Clacton CFRs in Essex…. I have been a CFR for three years, in the last year I have become a student paramedic so I try to do as many as I can, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: I absolutely love volunteering

Claire Taylor, 26, is a PA in Cambridge by day and is a CFR in Ely in her spare time… I became a volunteer in May 2014 and on average I volunteer for around 20 hours a month. I wanted … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Making a difference when people are at their most vulnerable

Sharon Smith is the  co-ordinator of Newgate Street CFRs, in Hertfordshire…. I became a CFR in December 2014 and I average 75 hours a month and attend on average one patient a week. It’s not a big time commitment. I … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Just doing the little thing can make the biggest difference

Adrian Garnham is a volunteer with Stutton & Holbrook Community First Responders in Suffolk…   When I first started as a responder, I was working full-time in Ipswich as a bus driver so I would book on during my time … Continue reading

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