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Shetland becomes first Scottish island to host purpose-built station for blue light partners

Today (Monday, November 4) sees the official opening of a purpose-built station for blue light partners in Shetland, which is the first of its kind on any Scottish island.

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Survey on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s new Mental Health Strategy opens

The Scottish Ambulance Service is developing a 10-year Mental Health Strategy and would like to hear what is important to you in shaping this strategy.

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500,000 people trained in CPR!

Half a million people in Scotland have been equipped in vital life-saving CPR since 2015, it was announced today on Restart a Heart Day (October 16)

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Nursery pupils donate to Scottish Ambulance Service

PUPILS at three Dundee nurseries have generously donated crayons and colour pencils to the Scottish Ambulance Service to help crews calm children in distress during emergencies.

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PFPI volunteers needed

Are you interested in helping us to improve Ambulance Services in your community?

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Ambulance crew thanked for top-tier rescue dash

A bride-to-be who almost died following a sepsis attack has thanked the Scottish Ambulance Service crew that saved her life by giving them a special part of her wedding cake.

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Baby Oliver on mend thanks to SAS

A mum has thanked the Scottish Ambulance Service responders who attended to her five-month-old son at the family home in Penicuik.

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Man thanks ambulance staff for life-saving intervention

A man saved by a pet doctor after his heart stopped has been reunited with the Scottish Ambulance Service responders who saved his life.

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Offshore worker praises Scottish Ambulance Service after high-speed bike crash

A man who broke his collarbone after a high-speed push bike crash has described the Scottish Ambulance Service crew who came to help him as “fantastic”.

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Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced today that front line emergency workers will get access to tailored mental health resources, following the extension of a wellbeing programme.

The Scottish Government is committing £138,000 of funding for the Lifelines Scotland initiative to cover Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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Dental worker thanks Scottish Ambulance Service after crash

A woman who survived a road crash along with her mum and dog has thanked the Scottish Ambulance Service emergency responders who rushed to her aid.

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New members appointed to Scottish Ambulance Service Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman has today announced the appointments of Carol Sinclair and Cllr Stuart Currie as members of the Scottish Ambulance Service Board.