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November 2023

October 2023

  • Mon 16 Oct 2023 Joint NEAS and Cleveland Police initiative saves lives More than 100 people have received potentially lifesaving treatment thanks to a joint initiative by Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to help those injured during incidents.

September 2023

  • Mon 25 Sep 2023 A review of our year We reflected on some of the highlights and challenges from the last year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at Mowden Park Rugby Club in Darlington, on 21 September.

  • Thu 21 Sep 2023 Investing in our frontline Significant investment has been put into additional frontline crews, vehicles and equipment to help North East Ambulance Service improve its services for patients.

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

  • Fri 26 May 2023 Remembering Sheldon Flanighan North East Ambulance Service said a final fond farewell to a much-loved colleague who tragically died in April.

April 2023

  • Mon 3 Apr 2023 Death of a colleague Message from North East Ambulance Service Chief Executive Helen Ray

March 2023

  • Thu 16 Mar 2023 UPDATE: Industrial action at North East Ambulance Service paused Unions with mandates for industrial action (comprising of RCN, Unison, GMB, CSP, Unite, and BDA) will now consult their members in consultations that will be held over the coming weeks. Strike action will continue to be paused while these ballots are ongoing.

February 2023

  • Mon 16 Jan 2023 Farewell to colleague Eric Caisley Today we said goodbye to Eric Caisley, clinical care assistant from Morpeth. Eric passed away suddenly following a short illness in hospital on 27 December 2022.

December 2022

November 2022

  • Wed 30 Nov 2022 NEAS achieves Gold standard in equality North East Ambulance Service has been named as one of the top performing organisations for its work on equality, diversity and inclusion.

October 2022

  • Wed 5 Oct 2022 Yabba-Dabba-Drive North East Ambulance Service technician takes part in gruelling 1900-mile banger rally for veterans’ charities

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

  • Wed 6 Jul 2022 Thank you to North East paramedics North East Ambulance Service is today paying tribute to the region’s life-savers on the first ever International Paramedics Day

June 2022

  • Fri 10 Jun 2022 Ambulance volunteers recognised for their service The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) celebrated the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers who have supported the region’s patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

May 2022

February 2022

  • Wed 16 Feb 2022 New year, new base for ambulance crews North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is adding a new station to its list, building on a successful partnership with its fire service colleagues.

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

  • Wed 20 Oct 2021 Plea to use emergency services wisely amid record 999 calls North East Ambulance Service is making an urgent appeal to the public to only call its services in a life threatening emergency after a record number of 999 and NHS 111 calls is placing it under unprecedented pressure.

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

  • Mon 22 Mar 2021 National Day of Reflection It’s been a challenging year. Take a moment to connect with friends and family today, the National Day of Reflection.

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

  • Tue 27 Oct 2020 Importance of getting your flu jab A flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition.

  • Fri 9 Oct 2020 Launch of the new NHS rainbow badge The NHS rainbow badge has been endorsed by the North East Ambulance Service to show its continued support and commitment to LGBT+ staff, patients and the public.

September 2020

  • Wed 16 Sep 2020 World Patient Safety Day Today is World Patient Safety Day, which this year has a focus on the importance of health worker safety.

August 2020

  • Tue 25 Aug 2020 3 words can save lives The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has invested in new technology to increase its response time to patients in hard to reach locations.

  • Wed 12 Aug 2020 NEAS leaders pledge to act against racism by the book Senior managers across the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have pledged to raise the profile of race equality in the service – and started by launching a book club with around two dozen titles on race and racism.

July 2020

  • Fri 5 Jun 2020 Managing your health at home To maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you are advised to stay at home as much as possible. While you are at home it's still easy to get NHS help and support using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

May 2020

  • Wed 27 May 2020 Help for staying active at home A guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak has been developed by Public Health England to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home.

  • Tue 12 May 2020 Emotional homecoming for Elaine This was the moment when Elaine Office from Blyth arrived home to an unexpected welcome from her colleagues and neighbours recently.

  • Thu 7 May 2020 Stay home and celebrate VE Day Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe.

April 2020

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 Patient sentenced after assault on staff One of our crews responded to a patient last year that was reportedly in a life-threatening situation and upon receiving treatment, the patient initiated an assault on the two members of staff treating him and threatened them with a knife.

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

  • Thu 28 Nov 2019 NHS pressures Region’s NHS emergency departments under severe pressure from flu, vomiting & diarrhoea

October 2019

  • Tue 29 Oct 2019 Newcastle United Foundation train youngsters in CPR Newcastle United Foundation staff received comprehensive training from the North East Ambulance Service earlier this month, working with resuscitation mannequins and defibrillators at St. James’ Park.

  • Mon 28 Oct 2019 Berwick community paramedic scheme extended A pilot scheme in Berwick for paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to work alongside other NHS colleagues has been extended for six months.

  • Tue 8 Oct 2019 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.

  • Fri 4 Oct 2019 NEAS wins employer award The North East Ambulance Service has won an award for helping a member of staff through a family bereavement.

  • Tue 1 Oct 2019 A sweet reunion for Maddie Hartlepool youngster Maddie Metcalf had a special way of saying thank you to the ambulance crew who helped save her grandfather’s life.

September 2019

  • Mon 30 Sep 2019 Ambulance staff receive Queen's Medals Eleven members of staff at the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have been presented with the Queen’s Medal for their long service on the frontline.

  • Mon 16 Sep 2019 New Chief Executive starts We welcome our new Chief Executive Helen Ray today, who joins us from Northumbria Healthcare, where she has been the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Wed 11 Sep 2019 Team work and planning save Guy's life Cyclist Guy Mallon was dramatically brought back to life thanks to the planning, preparation and quick thinking by members of his cycling club.

  • Mon 9 Sep 2019 Great North runners are all heart A team of runners will have saving hearts at the forefront of their minds this Sunday when they are stood on the start line at the SimplyHealth Great North Run.

August 2019

  • Wed 21 Aug 2019 Integrated care systems Now, more than ever before, health and care services need to work together to deliver the right care, at the right time and in the best place.

July 2019

  • Wed 10 Jul 2019 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).

June 2019

  • Wed 19 Jun 2019 Ambulance Service makes a Community Push for Resuscitation North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is calling for schools, community groups and organisations region wide to register for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training from staff and volunteers as part of the national Restart a Heart initiative

  • Wed 19 Jun 2019 Ambulance crew faced with rare baby birth When pregnant Annie Glasspool found her labour progressing quicker than expected on 6 April this year, she telephoned North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) on 999 for help to deliver her baby in an emergency.

  • Mon 10 Jun 2019 Queen's Ambulance Medal for IT director in Birthday Honours Paul Nicholson, assistant director of IT at the North East Ambulance Service, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal in the 2019 Birthday Honour’s list. He is the first ‘non-uniformed’ recipient of the prestigious honour.

May 2019

  • Thu 23 May 2019 New finance director appointed Kevin Scollay has been appointed as the new director of finance and resources at the North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

  • Mon 20 May 2019 Message in a bottle campaign A joint venture to help people with dementia or learning difficulties in a medical emergency has been launched.

April 2019

  • Mon 8 Apr 2019 Be health ready this Easter Members of the public, especially people with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, are being asked to plan for the Easter holiday break.

  • Mon 1 Apr 2019 Patient Transport Service booking service Patients and GPs in four parts of the region will have to ring a new number if they want to make a booking with the Patient Transport Service (PTS).

March 2019

  • Thu 28 Mar 2019 Gender Pay Audit 2018 Results for the North East Ambulance Service gender pay audit for 2018 is now available.

  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 Designing Ambulances for the future Patients of North East Ambulance Service are helping to contribute to the design of the services fleet of ambulances in future.

  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 Notice of Election We have now given notice that elections will be held for the Council of Governors

  • Tue 12 Mar 2019 Quality Priorities 2019/20 We are committed to consulting with staff and stakeholders to develop our Quality Priorities for 2019/20

February 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

  • Wed 10 Oct 2018 Let's talk mental health NEAS Clinical care manager, Andy Dowson talks about his mental health and that it is ok to speak up if you are struggling.

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

  • Wed 12 Apr 2017 Response trained coastguards save lives Hours after a team of coastguard co-responders finished their first day of training from North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), they came across their first patient.

March 2017

  • Fri 24 Mar 2017 CPR saved my life Whitley Bay adds backing to Restart a Heart campaign

February 2017

January 2017

October 2016

September 2016

July 2016

  • Thu 21 Jul 2016 Could you be a Governor Our Governor Elections will be taking place from 10th August through until 17th October

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

  • Fri 4 Mar 2016 Life of a 999 call handler Bradley Murray explains what it's like to answer 999 calls at North East Ambulance Service.

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

  • Fri 22 Aug 2014 Role-MacDonald has a fan! Teenager George sets sights on becoming a paramedic after meeting NEAS man Tim MacDonald

July 2014

June 2014

  • Thu 12 Jun 2014 NEAS announce new Chief Executive The North East Ambulance Service is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvonne Ormston as its new Chief Executive

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

April 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

  • Tue 15 May 2012 NEAS to tour North Northumberland People in North Northumberland are being encouraged to give their views about health services in the Berwick area at mobile roadshows from Saturday

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

  • Fri 2 Dec 2011 Talk before you walk People in County Durham and Darlington can now find the best form of care before visiting a hospital

November 2011

October 2011

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