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MAN SAVED AFTER SWALLOWING FISH

When South Western Ambulance Service crews were called to Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth they had no idea what they would find when they got there. Their only information was that a man had started choking and had now stopped breathing.

With the first clinician on scene in less than two minutes, friends directed the crew along the dimly-lit pier, where another friend was already performing CPR, as directed by the calm emergency medical dispatcher on the line from the 999 control room.

13 October 2017
WHO CARES WINS, BEST VOLUNTEER AWARD NOMINATION FOR SWASFT COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER

CARDIAC arrests, patients with breathing difficulties and elderly fallers are just some of the hundreds of incidents Community First Responder Nigel Toms has attended on behalf of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT).

Community First Responders attend emergencies within their local communities. Sometimes the difference is providing reassurance prior to the arrival of an ambulance, sometimes it is saving someone’s life.

11 October 2017
CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVOR REUNITED WITH PARAMEDICS

Enthusiastic swimmer Peter Marks, 75, from Penzance had finished toweling down after his usual morning swim when he suddenly keeled over and stopped breathing.

Having been busy with swimmers when he entered the sea near Battery Rocks that morning (9 July), the area was now deserted but, luckily for Peter, his long term swimming buddy Steve Pinfield was with him and had the presence of mind to act fast.

05 October 2017
AMBULANCE SERVICE FLAG HANDED OVER TO QUEDGELEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is recognising the community in Quedgeley and is handing over a former Gloucestershire Ambulance Service flag to the local town council. The event will take place at 11am on Monday, October 9.

05 October 2017
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MAN SAVED AFTER SWALLOWING FISH
When South Western Ambulance Service crews were called to Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth they had no idea what they would find when they got there. Their only information was that a man had started choking and had now stopped breathing. With the first clinician on scene in less than two minutes, friends directed the crew along the dimly-lit pier, where another friend was already performing CPR, as directed by the calm emergency medical dispatcher on the line from the 999 control room.
13/10/2017

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