Nee Naw Real Life Dispatches From Ambulance Control

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  1. says:

    Such a great little read I actually feel I've learned something about those unknowns who send out ambulances and deal with life and death on a daily basis without recognitionOne minute I was laughing along with the author and the next devastated by the very real tragedy that she was so often involved inI've often thought I'd like to do her job but was never sure if I could handle it Having finished the book I'm still not sure if I could or notHighly recommended by me and it's not huge either so you could finish it in a few days

  2. says:

    Stories about people calling ambulances from the funny to the tragic I love this sort of thing

  3. says:

    I have a very good knowledge of first aid so hopefully I wouldn’t be as useless as the callers described in the book should I have to call 999 It did make me sad that there are so many rude entitled people who cannot grasp the concept of life threatening and seem to think that rules don’t apply to them It was a very uick read and enlightening I recommend

  4. says:

    Absolutely fantastic Describes my role as a EMD perfectly This was very literal and precise showing clear facts about las fantastic read Thank you so much for publishing this

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    and how was your day at work?Suzi helped save a life or answered an emeregency call from a man at an airport needing a banana or listened as a grandchild saw grandma's dead bodysusi brent answers the phone at the 999 service in london uick note of frustration this is a paperback someone picked up in england and brought over to the states the writing is English not American there is a glossary in the back for practicle things not for explaining their language to us 999 is 911 the book starts on july 7 2005 a completely meaningless date over here anybody on that side of the atlantic knows it as britian's nine eleven and i still don't know if tesco is a district a shopping center or an oil refineryincredible read life death crank's mom's broken wrist and how can anybody live wsomeone in That kind of job is all in heremy favorite story from the fifty or so i've read to My mom guy wa broken leg finds a phone booth and calls a cab to take him to the hospital cab arrives guy gets in you don't need a cab you need an ambulance to take you to the hospital No that why i called you cabbie drives the guy to the taxi barn calls for an ambulance suzi is now involved You need to send someone over now suzi can't you take him? i'm not the bloody ambulance service so long as he's in your cab just take him there yourself sounds of struggle there now he's laying on the floor come and get him now imagine that story written first hand by a real writerand look out for flying colostomy bags

  6. says:

    Lovely light hearted memoir of Suzi's time as an EMD Emergency Medical Dispatcher She recalls her first 18 months in a busy Lond0n Ambulance Control Centre taking truly urgent calls as well as the plague of nuisance calls that they getI listened to it in the car and really didn't think I would listen to all 6 CDs on this one subject but between the delightful English reader and the variety of situations that an EMD is faced with daily I felt I learned something and it was gratifying to see Suzi get promoted to the next position up of allocator even though she felt so incompetent 18 months earlier when she startedA nice change from the usual read

  7. says:

    This is a book based on a blog; if you liked Blood Sweat Tea then you'll like this too I've been reading the blog for the last few years but it was good to read the posts again and several of them were new to me Some of the stories are funny others are sad but collectively they give a good insight into how the 999 system works I'll lend this to my SJA colleagues and I recommend it to a general audience as well

  8. says:

    Bit of a change from my usual roundThis is the blog of an Emergency Medical Dispatcher EMD in the London Ambulance Service ambulance control room It starts with the 77 bombings describes Suzi's life as an EMD it's really goodWorking in psychiatric nursing I find these books interesting my job's sort of similar I'm interested in how people in allied areas of healthcare deal with the reality the sheer lunacy of working for the NHSThis is a very well written look at life in ambulance control You may well laugh cry reading it I didWell worth a look

  9. says:

    I enjoyed this book mainly as I read the Tom Reynolds books blood sweat and a cup of tea based on his blog as a paramedic and this was recommended with it It's uite funny talking about some of the things people ring 999 for but some parts really make you think about the idiots who abuse the system first by calling 999 then abusing the dispatcher and the medics when they arrive Suzi also covers the 77 bombings in London which made very interesting reading too

  10. says:

    An excellent fly on the wall insight into just what happens when you dial 999A thought provoking heart rendering read which also left me scratching my head in astonishment at the level of abuse this life saving service receives Highly recommend A must read

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Nee Naw Real Life Dispatches From Ambulance Control Suzi Ambulance service what's the problemCaller Help My baby's not breathingWhen you dial 999 for an ambulance Suzi's could be the voice you hear on the other end of the phone Working in one of the country's busiest control rooms it is her job to stay on the phone until the ambulance arrives and to give instructions that could save your lifeFrom taking the first calls after the terrorist attacks on 7th July 2005 to delivering a baby over the phone whether helping the child whose mum has attempted suicide or dealing with the many regular callers serial hoaxer The Banana Man Sally the young alcoholic and Mad Brenda each with their own surprising stories to tell Suzi has heard it allNee Naw will take you on a whirlwind tour of life in the emergency lane introducing you to some unforgettable characters Suzi Brent will make you laugh she'll make you cry but never again will you dial 999 for a broken finger