Latest West Midlands Ambulance Service Stories

2012-03-27 20:32:15

The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK.

2008-10-07 00:00:34

A Teenager was airlifted to hospital after fracturing his ankle falling down a bank. The boy, believed to be 15 years old, was found injured at the bottom of a bank, off Federation Road, Burslem, at 12.15pm yesterday.

2008-09-30 00:00:31

By Phil Skelton A pounds5 million fleet of high-tech ambulances will soon be helping emergency patients in Gloucestershire. Great Western Ambulance Service has invested in 31 ambulances which will filter into the urgent care system across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon.

2008-09-10 18:00:15

By Rhona Ganguly West Midlands homeowners recovering from the effects of the weekend's floods have been warned to brace themselves for an "awesome storm" tonight . Despite some respite today with expected drier conditions, MeteoGroup UK predicted a heavy storm tonight and heavy showers for Friday.

2008-09-09 18:00:32

HEALTH bosses have flown to the West Midlands from Brazil to learn how to manage emergency calls. West Midlands Ambulance Service has some of the best results in the UK for treating patients quickly.

2008-09-04 03:00:25

THREE women were taken to hospital following a fivevehicle crash on the M6 in Warwickshire. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 near Fillongley shortly after 6pm on Tuesday.

2008-08-30 12:00:41

By Sian Powell and Warren Manger HEART attack victims across north Warwickshire will have their chances of survival dramatically boosted by the latest life-saving treatment.

2008-08-28 18:00:51

A PASSER-by pulled a six-year old boy from a car containing his mother and grandmother after it overturned in an accident with another vehicle in West Bromwich. All three were taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

2008-08-21 09:01:14

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with major facial injuries following an incident in Coventry yesterday. The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found under a bridge at Phoenix Way, near the Ricoh Arena at 12.45pm. She was taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital, Walsgrave.

2008-08-10 00:00:24

A Team of staff from East Midlands Ambulance Service have been shortlisted for a national award. The Alfreton-based Make Ready team were runners-up in the Safety in Care category of the NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2008, after making it through to the finals.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.