Category Archives: Calling 999

Your winter essentials shopping list

As the temperature drops, you’re probably stocking up on cans of soup, and digging out your hat, scarf and gloves from the back of the chest of drawers. Dr. Scott Turner, medical director at the East of England Ambulance Service, … Continue reading

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Tales of the unexpected – the life of a paramedic

Those who have been watching the new Channel 4 series ‘999 What’s Your Emergency?’ so far will have seen Paramedic Mark Rowley in action helping young people in trouble, as well as people who’ve drunk to excess. In tonight’s programme … Continue reading

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Tales from the ambulance control room

A new Channel 4 series begins tonight (Monday, October 7) which takes an in-depth look at how three ambulance services care for a whole host of different patients and their needs  – and the impact that these needs  have on … Continue reading

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Clinical support desks – Hearing and treating patients!

Have you heard about the clinical support desks in the Trust’s control rooms? Clinical General Manager Darren Maguire gives his perspective about their function, their benefits and what you can expect if your 999 goes through to the desk.

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Care in numbers: the call handling and dispatch perspective

Giving the public a better understanding of the 999 operations of the ambulance service is the focus of the Right Call campaign which began in November and concentrates on letting people know what happens to a 999 call and some of the … Continue reading

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