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  • WEST OF IRELAND’S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS IN LATE JUNE

    Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is due to open the West of Ireland’s first state-of-the-art palliative care unit in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in late June, with a second similar unit due to open in Roscommon in 2021. Both units in Castlebar and Roscommon Town are being built completely from fund-raised revenue, according to Martina Jennings, CEO of ... Continue Reading →

  • NAVAN FIRE STATION TO HOST CPC TRAINING DAY

    Rescue Organisation Ireland will roll out a special CPC Training Day on Saturday 22 June at Navan Fire Station, to provide a mix of theoretical and practical road traffic collision (RTC) and trauma training. The event will be the first of many that will take place in different parts of the country throughout the year in order to ... Continue Reading →

  • WELL-BEING SYMPOSIUM FOR PRACTITIONERS & RESPONDERS

    Irish College of Paramedics will host a one-day wellbeing event on Saturday 11 May, in association with UCC College of Medicine and Health at the Brookfield Health Science Complex, College Road, Cork, to address issues affecting the health and wellbeing of practitioners and responders. The symposium is suitable for responders, EMTs, paramedics, APs, nurses, doctors, and speakers from Ireland ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • GRENFELL FIRE DISASTER EXPOSES WIDER FIRE SAFETY FAILINGS

    The firefighters’ union FBU has said a TV documentary on the failings that contributed to the Grenfell tower block tragedy should throw the focus onto a wider malaise that has seen fire safety nationwide undermined. A Channel Four Dispatches documentary aired on 18 February claimed up to 55 people who died in the Grenfell fire were ... Continue Reading →

  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON DISPLAY FOR 2019

    How emerging technologies are improving the efficiency and operational effectiveness of emergency response is set to be the key focus of The Emergency Services Show 2019, the UK’s largest event for the emergency services taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on 18-19 September. “Technology and innovation are enabling our emergency services to tackle the complex and dynamic ... Continue Reading →

  • BABCOCK MARKS 100 YEARS SINCE THE ARMISTICE WITH A POPPY-EMBLAZONED AIRCRAFT

    Babcock has emblazoned one of its life-saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside its usual ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • EU CONDUCTS BIGGEST CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM EXERCISE

    The largest medical exercise ever conducted within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – 2018 Modex Romania – took place in Bucharest, Romania in mid-October, to assess the capacities of the medical teams and experts to coordinate between teams from different countries. The simulation mobilised over 1000 people and involved medical teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, ... Continue Reading →

  • CANADIAN MEDICS ADOPT UK LEARNING SYSTEM TO SUPPORT MEDICATION SAFETY

    BPS Assessment (the online learning arm of the British Pharmacological Society) is providing support to physicians in Canada, with the introduction of its pioneering learning technology aimed at ensuring safer prescribing techniques. The agreement between BPS Assessment, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), aims to address the risk of medication ... Continue Reading →

  • STUDY SHOWS DRONES HELP SAR TEAMS FIND VICTIMS FASTER

    New standards, tactics and protocols will help save more lives with drones, according to the findings of new research, which showed that search and rescue (SAR) teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads ... Continue Reading →