ambulance service

ambulance service

Any of the specialist ambulance services that cover England and provide emergency access to health care in response to emergency (999) calls, doctors’ urgent admissions, and high-dependency/urgent inter-hospital transfers.

e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cal ser·vic·es

(EMS) (ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē med'i-kăl sĕr'vis-ĕz)
An agency that provides prehospital care and transport to the sick and wounded.
Synonym(s): ambulance service, emergency medical service system.
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As a stepping-stone I obtained an appointment in the American ambulance service and was on my way to France when three shrill whistles altered, in as many seconds, my entire scheme of life.
I was sitting on deck with some of the fellows who were going into the American ambulance service with me, my Airedale, Crown Prince Nobbler, asleep at my feet, when the first blast of the whistle shattered the peace and security of the ship.
Ambulance Service Public Relations manager Rashid Andaila said: "Often the emergencies in the desert can be a serious trauma where every second counts.
HEALTH Minister Mark Drakeford has insisted the ambulance service should not be branded a "failing service" following repeatedly missed targets.
Emergency calls to the ambulance service soared as temperatures stayed high over the weekend.
I have read that the ambulance service pay approximately pounds 45,000 a year to the Mersey Tunnels, and I feel this money could be better spent in the NHS Ambulance Service Trusts.
The statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the start of 2007, 41 ambulance drivers have been reported by the police to the North East Ambulance Service for either speeding or running a red light while not on an emergency call.
Staffordshire Ambulance Service told its CFRs last month that they could no longer use the drugs Atrovent, Diazepam Stesolid, Entonox, GTN, Midazolam (Buccal), Pulmicort, and Salbutamol - commonly used for pain relief and asthma, epilepsy or heart attacks.
The trusts are West Midlands (now part of the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust), Staffordshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the former West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire (now both part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust), Cumbria (now part of the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust) and the West Country Ambulance Service NHS Trusts (now part of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust).
A new Ambulance Service for Northumberland, Tyne Wear, County Durham and Teesside begins tomorrow.
Sanger, EMSC Chairman and CEO: "Integration of fixed-wing air ambulance services with AMR is a natural complement to our extensive ground ambulance service network.
In her review, Professor Siobhan McClelland put forward three alternative models for the ambulance service.