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Young girl with rare syndrome reunited with SAS crew who rushed her to hospital

A young girl who had a prolonged seizure as a result of a rare condition has been reunited with the Scottish Ambulance Service crew who cared for her during the “scary” incident.

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Final Call for Air Ambulance Service Consultation

The public are being given a final opportunity to contribute to a Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) consultation which will inform the re-procurement of its Air Ambulance Service prior to its renewal.

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King's Ambulance Medal awarded to East Lothian SAS staff member

A Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) staff member who has been instrumental in establishing the SAS Benevolent Fund and helping numerous employees and families with support, has been awarded the King’s Ambulance Medal (KAM).  

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New data reveals the numbers of attacks on ambulance staff over the last year

Over the last year, there have been over 308 physical and verbal assaults on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s staff by members of the public, new data from the Service has revealed. 

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Nearly 50% of 999 calls being managed out with Emergency Departments

The Scottish Ambulance Service is managing nearly 50% of the 999 calls it receives without the need to take patients to Emergency Departments across Scotland.

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SAS and the University of Glasgow Enter into a New Strategic Partnership

The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and the University of Glasgow have entered into a new strategic partnership that will see the two prominent organisations collaborate in order to address key healthcare challenges.

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Correction: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest survival rates at their highest level

**Correction to the name in the case study - Stewart instead of Stephen**

Survival rates for cardiac arrest patients who have been treated with a public access defibrillator has improved to one in ten people, a new report from the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has revealed.

CPR saves lives

Amended: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest survival rates at their highest level

**Correction to the name in the case study - Stewart instead of Stephen**

Survival rates for cardiac arrest patients who have been treated with a public access defibrillator has improved to one in ten people, a new report from the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has revealed.

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Man crushed by forklift thanks his rescuers at the Scottish Ambulance Service

An Aberdeen man who was crushed by a forklift has met the ambulance crew who came to his rescue, to thank them for their help in saving his life.

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Woman reunited with SAS emergency responder who saved her life

A woman who had a cardiac arrest in the Botanic Gardens has been reunited with one of the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) staff members who saved her life.

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SAS launches Scotland-wide use of life-saving app to alert those with CPR knowledge

To coincide with Restart a Heart Day 2022, the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has rolled out the use of a life-saving app to the whole of Scotland, which can alert those with CPR knowledge to attend a nearby cardiac arrest.