The Welsh Ambulance Service has been going the extra mile to provide support during the recent winter weather. Its paramedics have seen unusually high levels of demand as a result of the recent severe weather, but bosses say contingency plans are in place for the next cold spell. The paramedics also worked closely with mountain rescue teams, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross to get help to stranded patients.
The Welsh Ambulance Service bought 12 Land Rover Discovery 4x4s to act as rapid response vehicles in adverse conditions and four of them have been stationed in North Wales.
The patient transfer service was also hit by the adverse weather last month, with only high risk patients being transported at times.
Julie Winspear, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s head of patient care services, said, 'We encountered difficulties in maintaining normal service for routine patient transport across Wales.'