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Category Archives: News

Walking the Via Francigena for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Hi to you wonderful people. So many fantastic things are happening that I want to tell you about!!! There’s only 8 weeks to go until I start walking 999km from Aosta to Roma (alone!) to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) - I can hardly believe that I started to plan this almost aContinue Reading

Olympic Torch

 After years of planning the Olympics are finally underway. While it may only be early days in the proceedings, the event hasn’t been entirely without casualties even at this point. In one shift this week I looked after three ‘victims’ of the Olympic torch…. My first lovely lady was a proud mother patiently standing onContinue Reading

Knife Crime

With 60 percent of the victims of knife related crime being teenagers, it’s important to get in there and talk to them about the dangers early. But how early is too early? When I go in to prison to talk to young people about the implications of knife crime, sadly, they are already fully aware.Continue Reading

It only hurts when I laugh

After years of being in the role of care provider, suddenly a couple of weeks ago, late at night, an unbearable pain in my tummy meant my husband had to pop me to our local A&E department, the hospital where I trained as nurse and have worked intermittently in various guises since. Now I wasContinue Reading

Dentist's drill

My first patient a couple of weeks ago was worried because following a routine visit to the dentist’s surgery she had come away with rather more than she bargained for. The dentist was working on one of her molars and during the procedure the drill bit came loose and was swallowed before the dental assistantContinue Reading

Sky News Appearance: Mad Friday

Lysa was asked at short notice to appear on Sky News today to talk about ‘Mad Friday’ – the busiest night of the year for office Christmas parties. Ambulance Services, Police Forces and Hospitals all experienced an increase number of calls last night related to people who were inebriated. Lysa appeared on Lorna Dunkley’s showContinue Reading

Happy 3rd Birthday, LysaWalder.com!

This website was launched on Thursday December 4th, 2008, with my initial post, Snapshots. As a Birthday celebration I asked Jon (my website guy) to pull some facts and figures out of the analytics for the website. Here’s what he came up with. Aside from the homepage, the most popular page on the site isContinue Reading

Verona Opera

I was back in Italy last week with my friends Carol & Jaqui, and on our first night there we were enchanted as we watched a spectacular performance of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ in Verona’s majestic 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre. Under the inky blue night sky, only the occasional breeze gently reminded us that weContinue Reading

Interview in Ambulance Today

I was recently interviewed for Ambulance Today magazine – here is a direct link to the online PDF version of the magazine. I was interviewed by the editor, Declan Heneghan, about my career – starting from my job in the circus, which regular readers of this website will know all about! For those of youContinue Reading

A little trip to Verona

I had a something of a busman’s holiday recently. I went back to Verona for a few days to visit some of my friends Massimilliano and Alfonso who work for the emergency services there (See my previous posts on visiting an Italian ambulance service: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Last time I went toContinue Reading

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