Paramedics employed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Air Ambulance Sponsors Critical Care Education For Paramedics

Paramedics employed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and seconded to the Air Ambulance have taken their first steps towards obtaining a Masters Degree in Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care).

The programme started on 25 February and is sponsored by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. It’s being delivered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, SWASFT and Doctors and Consultants from Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital, Southampton General Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital.

Remembering Bob

A founder member of the Swanage Railway has paid a heart-felt tribute to the veteran signalman who inspired him to become a train driver – placing a poignant funeral wreath on the front of his steam locomotive.  Bob Inman of Swanage – who worked for British Railways as a signalman at Corfe Castle and Swanage…

The Great OCD Bake Off

As part of this year’s ‘OCD Week’ (18–24 February), staff from Dorset HealthCare have been busy baking cakes in support of national charity OCD Action and support group Obsessions Together. Staff have got involved in the culinary fun, with the aim of raising money for the two groups through generous staff and patient donations. Alongside…

Chocolate Ginger Cake

By Mrs Norris [divide] Ingredients 170g/6oz Self Raising flour 170g/6oz butter or margarine 3 medium eggs   212g/7½oz caster sugar 3 pieces of stem ginger in syrup-chopped finely 1 level tsp ground ginger 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa blended with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Allow to cool.   Two 20cm/8in sponge tins lightly greased and lined…