Ambulance crews based in Cosham to star in hit TV show Inside The Ambulance

IT’S flashing blue lights, cameras, action for ambulance crews in Portsmouth as they are set to star in the latest series of a long-running TV show.

By Richard Lemmer
Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 5:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:02 am
Emergency care assistant Ali Alves based in Cosham will star in the new series of the TV. Picture: Kris Askey
Emergency care assistant Ali Alves based in Cosham will star in the new series of the TV. Picture: Kris Askey

Ambulance crews from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) based in Portsmouth will be the stars of Inside the Ambulance – Coast and Country, which will be broadcast on the W Channel next month.

Previous episodes of the hit TV show have been viewed 12 million times, making it one of the channel’s highest rating shows.

Crews based at the SCAS centre in Cosham agreed to be filmed using body worn cameras and cameras mounted across the ambulance for an eight-week period at the start of 2020.

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Filming in Portsmouth concluded earlier than scheduled in March as the coronavirus outbreak in the UK escalated.

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Emergency care assistant, Ali Alves said it was a ‘privilege’ to be able to share the stories she experiences on her shifts that take across Portsmouth.

Ali said: ‘I’m really proud to work as an emergency care assistant for SCAS and feel it has been a privilege to be involved with the programme to show the general public just what our day involves. Every shift there are some incredible stories to tell, although sometimes they can be full of sadness as well as joy.

‘I hope viewers enjoy watching some of the amazing patients we help, as well as getting to know some of the team.’

New episodes of Inside the Ambulance – Coast and Country are scheduled every weekday across two weeks in September, with a release date to be confirmed later this month.

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