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Ambulance: Memories

Written by RSS Poster Trying My Patients
"74 year old male, back pain, feeling dizzy and weak"

I've met 1000's and 1000's of people through my job, some good, some bad, some made me happy, some made me sad. To be honest, as harsh as it sounds, most don't get a second thought. That isn't to say I don't care, but if I take the thoughts and feelings of every job home with me I'd be a jabbering wreck! Doing this job however, it is inevitable some things you see will stay with you forever. It's an unavoidable part of the job. That said, delivery twins is a memory I'm fond of, as is meeting a man whose life I saved, or seeing the child start breathing again who had been choking. These are memories that I will cherish. The flip side, is there are people, faces and events that I can't un-see or forget about. There are people who you share moments with who have a profound effect on you, who stay in your thoughts when you'd rather they wouldn't. 

I was called to this guy with back pain and dizziness. At one point I thought that I'd be cancelled as it wasn't a high priority call, but...

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Ambulance: The Kick Ditch

Written by RSS Poster StorytellERdoc
A moment of reflection...

After finishing an amazing novel, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, I put down my hard-copy and marveled at the power of the written word. This power was most evident by my multiple ear-tagged pages--pages that held expertly chosen words construed into sentences, paragraphs and chapters of brilliancy by this gifted author. Simply put, Mr. Green's eloquence affected my core, constantly leaving me in awe at how he pierced my emotional protective shell with his intimate portrayals and intrusions into the struggling lives of others.

At one point in this book, a main character was sitting on her lawn, staring at her aging swing set, wistfully remembering the innocent beautiful moments of her childhood. Moments that were no more. And with this visual of her swing set, I was suddenly transported back to my own childhood--back to the powder-blue swing set that sat in our family's yard alongside the lilac bushes and sandbox. Back to the rusted swing set with the plastic pony sitting under the mulberry tree at...

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Ambulance: SERV Wessex transfer blood for HIOWAA

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
SERV Wessex provide an invaluable free service to HIOWAA by transferring blood...


Ambulance: Books galore!

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Our temporary Charity Shop in Whitchurch has books galore! Thank you to...


Ambulance: HIOWAA 1920′s Spring Ball

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance would like to invite you...


Ambulance: HIOWAA TO CARRY BLOOD ON BOARD

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
In keeping with our commitment to provide a path of continuous development,...


Ambulance: We Fly our 5000th Mission

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

This week, we undertook our 5,000th mission since we began operations on 1st July 2007. To mark the milestone, members our crew gathered together with our Charity Patron Mrs Ailsa Montagu, Chairman Tony Nicholson and Chief Executive John Perry for a photo shoot on the Helipad at Southampton General Hospital. The significant achievement coincides with the appointment of Dr David Sutton to the newly created role of Clinical Governance Lead, underlining our commitment to further investment in delivering clinical excellence across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Charity Patron, Mrs Ailsa Montagu commented ‘As Patron of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, I have seen outstanding progress within such a young charity, and this milestone is another remarkable achievement. I am very proud to be Patron of such a talented and dedicated team of professionals who provide this life saving service to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.’

Our 5,000th mission was a PPCI (Primary...

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Ambulance: Pictures of the Air Ambulance

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance


Ambulance: New Forest Rotary Club Charity Horse or Cycle Ride

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Come and cycle, walk or ride on horseback through the New Forest...


Ambulance: A green and yellow crazy day of fundraising

Written by RSS Poster Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Lynn Fitzpatrick and Toby Luschers will be joining our trek to climb...



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