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Ambulance

  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science

Summary

Documentary series providing a revealing insight into West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Episode 1: Ambulance

Summary

Documentary revealing the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, beginning with a distraught wife being coached over the phone on how to give CPR to her husband who collapsed suddenly at home, as crews race to save him. Elsewhere, controller Glennis has her hands full as she attempts to juggle between helping a crew search for an elderly man who has fallen in an alley way, and a high priority call for a street brawl taking place, with reports of a man being badly beaten with a baseball bat.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Formidable ambulance controller Glennis is at full stretch on a busy Saturday night. There’s call upon call to West Midlands Ambulance Service’s HQ, but not enough emergency vehicles. Glennis must prioritise while acknowledging that “I have to take on everybody’s tragedy”.

Out on the road in a commendable series that follows crews on shouts across the region, a man has collapsed in his front room with a suspected heart attack. He’s not breathing. As paramedics perform CPR, Casualty plays on the TV in the background. The horrible irony isn’t lost on the ambulance personnel.

Elsewhere we hear the harrowing personal story of a female paramedic as she helps to deliver a baby and an elderly man is pulled from a park pond.

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Credits

Crew

rolename
DirectorJosephine Hughes
Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
Executive producerSimon Ford
Series directorBruce Fletcher
Series producerJosephine Hughes

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  • Episode 1

    Ambulance

    Summary

    Documentary revealing the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, beginning with a distraught wife being coached over the phone on how to give CPR to her husband who collapsed suddenly at home, as crews race to save him. Elsewhere, controller Glennis has her hands full as she attempts to juggle between helping a crew search for an elderly man who has fallen in an alley way, and a high priority call for a street brawl taking place, with reports of a man being badly beaten with a baseball bat.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Formidable ambulance controller Glennis is at full stretch on a busy Saturday night. There’s call upon call to West Midlands Ambulance Service’s HQ, but not enough emergency vehicles. Glennis must prioritise while acknowledging that “I have to take on everybody’s tragedy”.

    Out on the road in a commendable series that follows crews on shouts across the region, a man has collapsed in his front room with a suspected heart attack. He’s not breathing. As paramedics perform CPR, Casualty plays on the TV in the background. The horrible irony isn’t lost on the ambulance personnel.

    Elsewhere we hear the harrowing personal story of a female paramedic as she helps to deliver a baby and an elderly man is pulled from a park pond.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJosephine Hughes
    Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
    Executive producerSimon Ford
    Series directorBruce Fletcher
    Series producerJosephine Hughes

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