Frontline ambulance staff numbers to be boosted in London boroughs
Frontline ambulance staff numbers are to be boosted in the capital thanks to additional funding.
The London Ambulance Service, which attends emergencies in the borough, will receive an extra £7.1million this year to recruit 240 members of staff to help improve levels of care to patients.
Chief executive Ann Radmore said: “This investment will help us ensure more staff are available to respond to 999 calls at a time when demand on our service continues to rise.
“The additional funding will take us a step closer to having a paramedic on every emergency vehicle.
“We will use it to recruit more A&E support staff so that we can introduce a model of care used in other ambulance services, where paramedics work alongside these staff on ambulances.”
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A&E support staff, who attend lower priority calls, will receive additional training so that they can respond to a wide range of calls alongside paramedics.
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