Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust to employ 150 paramedics

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The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has pledged to employ 150 more paramedics over the next three years as it aims to bolster its 999 emergency service.

It is as part of the trust’s A&E workforce plan, which will also see 110 new accident and emergency staff – including 50 recruited in the past six months – employed this year. The plan, which incorporates the next five years, mainly focuses on increasing the number of qualified paramedics and keeping paramedics with additional clinical skills.

The trust said there were now 70 more paramedics working in the Yorkshire and Humber region compared to a year ago. Also, the trust plans to offer a range of fully-funded training opportunities for staff over the five years.

Trust chief executive David Whiting said: “The investment in frontline emergency staff will further improve the quality and safety of the services we provide to our patients.”

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