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Brother and ambulance crew get Carter – just in time

A Newcastle man was effectively dead for 20 minutes, but Bruce Carter is alive thanks to his brother, a passer-by and a team from the North East Ambulance Service.

Bruce, a 61 year-old self-employed plumber, suffered a cardiac arrest while out cycling around Tyneside with his brother Tristram.  The brothers were reunited with the ambulance crew so Bruce could thank them.

Brothers rewarded for their brave efforts in getting their mum emergency help

Three brothers from Newcastle have been awarded bravery certificates by the North East Ambulance Service for their actions in helping to get emergency help for their mum after she collapsed at home.

Seven year old twins Charlie Duke and Dylan Duke, and their four year old brother Jayden Douglas, were at home when their mum Lisa Hefferin collapsed at the bottom of the stairs and became unresponsive.

North East Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) has appointed Helen Ray as its new Chief Executive.

Helen joins the organisation from Northumbria Healthcare, where she has been the Chief Operating Officer since that post was formed in July 2018, overseeing urgent and emergency care, medicine, child health and community services with Board level responsibility and emergency planning and preparedness.

Six year old boy rewarded for his brave actions

A courageous six year old boy from Ellington in Northumberland has been awarded a certificate at his school for his initiative and bravery by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).

When Harry Hogg’s dad Shaun fell down the stairs and knocked himself unconscious, he tried to call 999 but he couldn’t unlock his dad’s phone. With both a dad and a grandad who work for the ambulance service, Harry knew something about what to do in an emergency.  He was the only other person in the house at the time

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