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2015/01/25 06:22
2015/01/25 06:22
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A WOMAN who was left waiting for an ambulance for more than an hour after being hit by a car has called for more government funding for paramedics. Aisha Holgath was hit by a Toyota Avensis in...
2015/01/25 06:22
2015/01/25 06:22
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2015/01/24 11:26
2015/01/24 11:26
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A schoolboy waited in agony for an hour and a half before an ambulance turned up after an accident at his school. Thomas Kirkham, 13, of Litherland, was on the playing fields at Litherland High...
2015/01/23 16:58
2015/01/23 16:58
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A NEW ‘community paramedic’ in East Lancashire is one of the first to be appointed in the UK. Gary Organ, who has 12 years experience with the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS), will work...
2015/01/22 06:19
2015/01/22 06:19
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A mother who has the same killer heart condition as her two daughters has inspired schools to install life-saving defibrillator machines. Pamela Statham and her daughters Jessica and Frankie all have...
2015/01/21 14:47
2015/01/21 14:47
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A lollipop man was taken to hospital following reports he was punched after throwing his sign at a man's car when the motorist failed to stop outside a school. Police were called to an incident on...
2015/01/21 05:21
2015/01/21 05:21
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... school staff who saved the life of their caretaker using a defibrillator have been recognised at a regional awards. Headteacher Catherine O’Neill Edwards delivered the life-saving shock to...
2015/01/19 17:22
2015/01/19 17:22
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A 10-YEAR-OLD boy was run over outside Bolton Lads and Girls Club — and had to wait 30 minutes for an ambulance. Identical twin Anthony Holland was hit by a car outside the club in Spa Road at about...
2015/01/19 14:47
2015/01/19 14:47
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An 86-year-old man lay on a freezing pavement outside Tesco for more than an hour while he waited for an ambulance. The pensioner suffered a suspected broken thigh bone after falling near the...
2015/01/18 14:13
2015/01/18 14:13
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Last updated at 14:04, Sunday, 18 January 2015 A MAN has been rescued by emergency services following a fall down an icy river bank. The incident occurred today at the River Kent in Sedgwick, by...
2015/01/16 10:50
2015/01/16 10:50
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EMERGENCY services were called to a multi-vehicle crash on the M6 during rush hour this morning (January 16). The North West Ambulance Service was called at 7.33am to suggested reports of a five...
2015/01/16 08:54
2015/01/16 08:54
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Last updated at 08:18, Friday, 16 January 2015 Ambulance staff across Cumbria are set to stage a 12-hour strike over pay at the end of the month. The walkout by Unison members will take place on...
2015/01/15 18:54
2015/01/15 18:54
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Published at 12:37, Thursday, 15 January 2015 Thirty more ambulances are needed to cope with increasing demands across Cumbria and the north west, it is claimed. Mike Oliver, of health union Unison,...
2015/01/14 14:58
2015/01/14 14:58
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CONCERNS were raised that the ambulance control centre for Lancashire’s ambulance control centre was left without a “deep clean” for three years. The Care Quality Commission recently inspected the...
2015/01/13 22:47
2015/01/13 22:47
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Labour today demanded a probe after a report revealed at least 57 patients died before paramedics reached them after 999 calls were downgraded. Many of them were terminally ill. East of England...
2015/01/13 14:59
2015/01/13 14:59
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A HEALTH watchdog has raised patient safety concerns over the lack of clinical advice being sought by staff handling 999 calls for East Lancashire. The Care Quality Commission, the official...
2015/01/13 13:13
2015/01/13 13:13
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Last updated at 11:42, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 SOUTH Cumbria ambulances were sent on “unacceptable” 170-mile round trips to Blackpool as paramedics struggled to cope with escalating demand across...
2015/01/13 06:58
2015/01/13 06:58
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A MAJOR rescue operation was launched after a pensioner collapsed and died while out walking. Paramedics from both the North West Ambulance Service service and the North West Air Ambulance attended...
2015/01/12 18:19
2015/01/12 18:19
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Elderly people are being urged to stay indoors as icy weather is forecast to pile extra pressure on the region’s embattled A&E units. Gale force winds, heavy rain, snow, sleet and hail are all...
2015/01/12 14:59
2015/01/12 14:59
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AMBULANCE call centre staff have increasingly received verbal abuse from callers, according to inspectors from the Care Quality Commission. The regulator reported a rise in incidents at the Broughton...
2015/01/12 14:23
2015/01/12 14:23
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DRAINS engineers stopped an ambulance from exploding — by pulling over in their van and dousing the vehicle using their on board water jet. Paul Sheehy and Gavin McDonald were returning from...
2015/01/25 06:22
2015/01/25 06:22
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