North East Ambulance Service has achieved Disability Confident ‘Leader’ status

The recognition was achieved to reflect the work the Trust has carried out when recruiting potential members of staff with a disability and supporting them once employed.

Initiatives to encourage and support disabled people at NEAS include:

Student’s cardiac arrest survival inspires the region to take up CPR training

Due to the sudden onset of a cardiac arrest, one college is training over 100 of their students in life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).

Tyne Metropolitan College was inspired by Restart a Heart Day after one of their students survived a cardiac arrest last year whilst playing football, due to the people around him knowing what to do.

Chain of survival saves cardiac arrest patient’s life

Fifty-nine year old Andrew Charles from London was attending a university open day in Durham with his family in March this year that could have ended in tragedy, but thanks to the chain of events that followed, he survived to reunite with the people who helped to save his life this week.

When Andrew went into cardiac arrest, his wife Gillian immediately began CPR and their daughter Simone rang 999 for an ambulance.  Passer-by Trina Duke stopped to offer help and together they continued until volunteer community first responder Ian Garrett arrived on scene.   

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Staff Awards 2019

Nominations are now closed for this year's awards, however we are accepting them for next year.


Have you received exceptional care from our staff, did they go beyond the call of duty to help?

If so you can nominate them for an award in our annual staff recognition programme

Click on the image below to go to the nomination form

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