Ambulance Workers Don't Retire Anymore - They Burn Out

Paul Turner | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Paul Turner

As a paramedic, you never know what you're going to be confronted by or how long you are going to be working for. If you are due to finish at 7pm and a call comes in at 6.59pm - you obviously have to answer it. And you have to see it through - right to the end. You just don't question it. It's what the job demands, but everyone has their breaking point.

The Reality Of Inside The Ambulance

Dan Edwards | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Edwards

The reality, as people watching the series will see, is pretty different from the drama version. We do get to save lives and that in itself is an amazing feeling. We meet and help some wonderful people, however we are also at the stage of having to pick up the pieces left by cuts in care that have left vulnerable people with no-one else to turn to for help.

This Flying 'Tank' Is Actually An Ambulance Drone For The Battlefield

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

This is the AirMule and despite looking like the world's first flying tank this is actually a two-person autonomous drone ambulance. Built by Urban...

30 Cars Involved In Fatal M40 Pile-Up

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK

At least one person is understood to have died in a motorway pile-up involving 30 cars on the M40, on the same day that three men were killed when a c...

Dubai's New Ambulance Is A Lotus

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Dubai government has unveiled what might be the fastest ambulance in the world, a heavily modified Lotus Evora. Dubai has been showing off the ...

Frontline Workers Need to Be Respected, Not Beaten Up for Doing Their Job

Roger Evans | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

It's good news that crime is falling and our cities, towns and neighbourhoods are becoming safer. But there is much more to be done. It is alarming to see that the very people we depend on are being beaten up just for doing their job. They need to be treated with respect.

Emergency Bathroom Midwifery

Kathryn Taylor | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Taylor

As a recurrent miscarrier, it can be hard to be around pregnant women and babies. Emotions swing between jealousy, self-hatred (I never used to be so nasty) and sadness for what I've lost. Self-preservation has a lot to do with it. That and the abject humiliation of having to leave a 2 year old's birthday party because you can't stop crying (got the t-shirt).

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

A&E Waiting Times At Highest For Nine Years

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Waiting times for accident and emergency patients have reached a nine-year high - with more patients having to endure a four-hour wait. The monitor...

Man Cuts Off Own Penis In Penryn, Cornwall

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A 43-year-old man has cut off his own penis in a residential street in Cornwall. The naked man used a kitchen knife as he performed the amputation...

Ambulance Workers vote For Walkout Over Cuts

PA | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Ambulance workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running row over issues including cuts. Unite said its 450 members in the Yorkshire servi...

Patient Dies After Ambulance Crashes On Way To Hospital

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

Updated 15:52, 10 December 2012: More details on the incident A 75-year-old patient has died after the ambulance she was travelling in crashed off ...

Three Die After Car And Lorry Collide In Hertfordshire

PA | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

Three men believed to be in their late teens and early 20s died after their car and an articulated lorry collided. A third person was taken to hosp...

Medical Student Found Dead By Flatmates After Refusing Ambulance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A medical student died after telling her flatmates not to call an ambulance, despite complaining of feeling unwell and experiencing difficulty breathi...

Should 999 Drivers Be Prosecuted For Accidents They Are Involved In?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Emergency service drivers responding to 999 calls should not be prosecuted for injuries and even deaths that arise from accidents they are involved in...

Dog Attack Leaves Ten In Hospital, Two Arrested

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Two men have been arrested following a dog attack which left 10 people needing hospital treatment. Sussex Police went to Marline Road in St Leonard...

Crash Mother Loses Unborn Baby

PA | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

A mother whose two-year-old son died in a head-on collision has also lost her unborn baby, police said today. She and her husband remain in a criti...

Four Dead After Two Cars Collide

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Four people have died in a car crash, police said today. A Volkswagen Passat and a Vauxhall Astra collided on the A39 at Cannington, near Bridgwate...

VIDEO: Ambulance Narrowly Dodges Pedestrian Crossing The Road

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Comedy

There are close calls, then there are seriously close calls. This is definitely a one of the latter, showing a air-headed pedestrian wandering acr...

Autistic Boy Died Waiting For Ambulance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A Liverpol couple are demanding to know the truth after their autistic son died choked to death on a sweet while an ambulance failed to find his house...

Hero Doctor Amputates Worker's Trapped Arm 100ft Above Ground

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A doctor is being hailed a hero after performing an emergency amputation on a worker’s arm while perched 100ft off the ground. Dr James Hickman ...

No Loo Paper? Call 999

Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Everybody knows 999 is the number to ring in an emergency, but unfortunately some idiots dial it for less important matters -- like the man who called...

Pensioner Dies After Waiting Two Hours In The Cold For An Ambulance

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK

An investigation has been launched after an injured elderly woman was forced to wait in the cold for an ambulance for an hour and 45 minutes. Doree...

Widow's Anger After Ambulance Calls For Dead Husband

Press Association | PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

An investigation has been launched after an ambulance called at a widow's home to pick up her husband for a hospital appointment nearly four years aft...

Woman Dies After Setting Herself Alight At Petrol Station

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

A suicidal woman doused herself in petrol and set herself alight at a Sainsbury's filling station. As the flames engulfed her horrified cashiers ra...