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Stakeholder Newsletter - 17/08/2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Scottish Ambulance Service’s Stakeholder Briefing. This briefing contains an overview of the latest news from the service. Please contact us, replying to this email address, if you have any comments or suggestions.


Defib project completed

A PROJECT to upgrade defibrillators used in Scottish ambulances has been completed, with critically ill patients across Scotland set to benefit.

Clive Tanton

Grandfather: "They saved my life"

Thanks to Clive Tanton for this wonderful compliment – the former police officer thanked Raymond Bennett and Blair Fergus for saving his life


Mum thanks SAS after dramatic birth

We received a fantastic compliment from mum Gale Ervine.

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Paramedic’s joy of being reunited with daughter

These pictures show the incredible moment a Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic was reunited with his daughter after he chose to live separately to protect his family during the Coronavirus.


Thanks to volunteers!

Throughout #VolunteersWeek2020 we are highlighting the amazing dedication of volunteers.

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Kind donation from Paramedic

What an amazing gesture from Brian Forbes of Banchory Station! After hearing a young girl lost her trauma teddy ‘Derek’, Brian visited the family after a nightshift and donated a bag of new teddies to Ellie, 3

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Former airline staff boost 999 capacity

Cabin crew workers who lost their jobs when the airline Flybe went out of business have been recruited to work as call handlers for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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Death in Service

Pauline Howie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “It is with very great sadness to report the news that one of our dear colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service has tragically passed away after contracting COVID-19.

Evie Mae

Mum thanks SAS after Xmas Eve birth

A young mum says she will be forever in debt to the Scottish Ambulance Service staff who saved her baby’s life.


SAS thanks Frankie!

The Service would like to send a very big thanks to eight year old Frankie Tuckwell from Aberdeen, who is running an amazing 100km over three weeks to raise money for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Janet and Ben

Couple give thanks

Janet said if not for the ambulance service her husband would not be here today - brilliant work by everyone involved.