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Which ambulance service covers Tamworth?
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As the region’s emergency ambulance service, we respond to around 4,000 ‘999’ calls each day.
What is in the ambulance?
What is in an ambulance? Ambulances contain the equipment needed to stabilise someone who is ill or injured and to get them to hospital. That includes stretchers, defibrillators, spine boards, oxygen and oxygen masks, cervical (neck) collars, splints, bandages and a range of drugs and intravenous fluids.
What is a Category 2 ambulance?
Category 2 ambulance calls are those that are classed as an emergency or a potentially serious condition that may require rapid assessment, urgent on-scene intervention and/or urgent transport. For example, a person may have had a heart attack or stroke, or be suffering from sepsis or major burns.
Do ambulances take dead bodies?
Paramedics don’t generally transport corpses. Medical Examiners, Coroner’s and funeral people do. If paramedics are transporting a “dead” person, they are usually trying to revive them with CPR and not covering them with a blanket.
Which ambulance service covers Rutland?
The Air Ambulance Service flies across the counties of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire, and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, covering 3,850 square miles.
What is the ambulance number in UK?
When it’s safe to do so, assess the casualty and, if necessary, dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance. You can then carry out basic first aid. It’s important to stay calm and try to get an overview of the situation.
What is an ambulance hub?
The Clinical Hub is a department within our emergency operations centres that is made up of a multidisciplinary team including clinicians, dispatchers, navigators and managers. The team helps patients to get the right care when they have called 999 but their condition is not immediately life threatening.