Plans endanger patients - union

PROPOSALS: More paramedics could be working across the region under Yorkshire Ambulance Service plans.

PROPOSALS: More paramedics could be working across the region under Yorkshire Ambulance Service plans.

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Proposed changes to the emergency ambulance staffing could jeopardise patient care, a trade union has warned.

Unite has spoken out against proposals made by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust, claiming the changes are about cost-cutting, not patient care.

One of the key proposals is to introduce Emergency Care Assistants, who will work alongside paramedics on ambulances and are trained in emergency ‘blue light’ response driving.

 

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