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The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is celebrating one year of operating its drop-in Vaccination Buses, which has seen almost 60,000 jags being delivered to people across Scotland.
Five Scottish Ambulance Service staff members have been awarded for acts of bravery.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has reached the impressive target of distributing 1,000 Take Home Naloxone (THN) kits across Scotland, since the launch of a new naloxone training programme in 2021.
The Scottish Ambulance Service’s Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) have reached the monumental milestone of delivering two million tests across Scotland, since the service was launched at the end of August 2020.
A lifesaving initiative that utilises volunteers to respond to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests has been relaunched by the Scottish Ambulance Service.
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.