Aled Treharne on January 19th, 2008

What a bizarre night. With my leg almost back to 100%, I headed out tonight for a shift with Rich on the RRV in Caerphilly again. The shift started well even though Rich prophesied a quiet shift based on others this week. Tonight’s weather is horrendous – classic Welsh weather – horizontal and torrential drizzle. […]

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Aled Treharne on January 15th, 2008

I’ve been quiet since Christmas – it’s been a nice relaxing time. Sean and I spent New Year down at his mother’s while he finished off his panto run before heading back to Wales via Battersea and his dad. It’s been good to have him around again, the house feels a lot more cosy when […]

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Aled Treharne on December 2nd, 2007

Last night I was lucky enough to spend some time riding along with a Paramedic from Caerphilly in the Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) answering calls in Caerphilly. The RRV is basically a Paramedic on his own in a car with some lifesaving equipment. They’re sent to only the most urgent of calls and their purpose […]

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Aled Treharne on November 29th, 2007

I’ve been back responding with the First Responders this week. It’s good to be back with the medical side and although we had a quiet night last night, tonight’s been different. Three calls, two toddlers and an elderly lady. A very, very busy night for the ambulance service, we spent a lot of time with […]

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Aled Treharne on April 9th, 2007

It’s been a quiet weekend in the house this easter. On Thursday, my man-flu was bad enough that I decided to head down to see the Doc, who diagnosed a chest infection and put me on some anitbiotics. Blech. That rapidly turned into tonsilitis by Friday night and so the last few days have been […]

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Aled Treharne on February 5th, 2007

Saturday dawned bright with a deep blue sky more typical of a summer day. Jon and I’d arranged to have another attempt at getting him up to the highest point in the Beacons – twice we’d been up on to the Neuadd Ridge already, but we’d not been able to make it. So we parked […]

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Aled Treharne on January 22nd, 2007

Yesterday was the team’s first exercise of the year, so at 0800 I headed up to base. It was to be a day of medical workstations, where we had a number of scenarios to work our way around. We headed off to RAC Corner and spent the day there looking at various scenarios in the […]

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Aled Treharne on January 15th, 2007

Aren’t emotions funny things? Within the space of 10 minutes, I had a fantastic high off a phone call which may be giving me something I’ve been waiting for a few years for and wasn’t expecting for another few years[1]; followed by an incredible low after another phone call telling me my bank had fucked […]

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Aled Treharne on January 10th, 2007

Ok, so now I have at first hand a better idea of what Tom Reynolds talks about in his blog. I was on duty again with the first responders last night. Since Sean’s heading back to Aber for a bit tonight, I decided a nice home-cooked dinner was in order – in hindsight perhaps not […]

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Aled Treharne on January 6th, 2007

Having returned from Sean’s I let the coordinator for our First Responder group know that I was available to respond, and it seems as though we’re a little short handed for tomorrow. As a result, from about 1000 tomorrow morning, I’m on duty along with one of my colleagues for the whole day. I’ve no […]

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