Mission Critical Communications in the Ambulance Service
We live in an era of unprecedented challenge and change. As the population of the UK approaches 65 million, with an average life expectancy of 79 for men and 82 for women, public services are under increasing strain.
The UK’s 14 ambulance services (11 in England and one each in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), and the emergency and urgent care sector, are under particular pressure; dealing with over nine million calls every year.
The case for harnessing the potential of technology to help paramedics continue to deliver first class care has never been more acute and compelling.
Advisor to Airwave, Hayden Newton, former Chief Executive Officer of the East of England Ambulance Service, outlines his vision for the future of the UK ambulance services.