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There have been over 500 verbal or physical assaults on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s staff by members of the public between January 2020 and October 2021, new data from the Service has revealed.
The Scottish Ambulance Service is accelerating recruitment of new staff over the coming weeks with 356 front line paramedics, technicians and ambulance care assistants being deployed over winter and into early spring.
School students in the Highlands are being offered easy access to the flu vaccination, through the Scottish Ambulance Service’s drop-in vaccination bus.
**Under embargo until 00:01 UK time Friday 15th October 2021**
A fifteen-year-old from Aberdeen has been presented with a Certificate of Commendation from the Scottish Ambulance Service, following his brave actions in saving a young girl, which earned him a Local Hero Award at the Inspiring Aberdeen Awards 2021.
Fourteen new ambulances posts are set to be introduced in the North and West regions of Scotland to reduce on-call working, as part of the announcement of an extra £20m of funding by the Scottish Government.
An Ambulance Control Centre (ACC) Call Hander for the Scottish Ambulance Service has been named UK Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year, following his involvement in helping deliver a baby over the phone.
Students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow will have the chance to ensure they are vaccinated against Covid-19, as the Scottish Ambulance Service’s drop-in vaccination bus is set to visit the campus tomorrow (29th September).
The Scottish Ambulance Service’s vaccination bus is visiting Borders College in Galashiels today and tomorrow (Thursday 16th and Friday 17th September) to ensure students have the chance to receive their Covid-19 vaccine.
A new vaccination bus, operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service, is visiting City of Glasgow College today (8 September 2020), to ensure students have the chance to receive their Covid-19 vaccine.