Ambulance crews from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) based in Oxford and Portsmouth will be the stars of the show in a new series of ‘Inside the Ambulance – Coast and Country’ that will launch next month (September 2020) on the W Channel.
The Oxford and Portsmouth crews were filmed for this latest series of the long-running programme during an eight-week period at the start of 2020. Inside the Ambulance provides viewers with a unique perspective of life on the emergency services frontline by using body worn cameras and cameras mounted on and in the ambulance which capture everything the ambulance crew come across whilst on shift.
One of those taking part in the filming was Clinical Team Educator and Paramedic, Mike Little based in Oxford.
“To say I was scared was a bit of an understatement – but the production team were really good at putting myself and everyone who took part at ease very quickly. It was strange seeing people’s reactions to us as we arrived wearing body-worn cameras, and of course we were able to switch off our cameras if we felt the emergency we were called to wasn’t appropriate to be filmed.
“I hope the new series shows the public just how hard our staff work and, more importantly, just how hard they need to train to be prepared to arrive at anything from a nosebleed to a plane crash – and anything in between – whilst remaining calm, professional, compassionate and, in some cases, being able to make life or death decisions rapidly.”