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Essex: Training gets underway for new paramedics
12:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
The region's ambulance service has welcomed its latest group of student paramedics.
The 36 students have just embarked on a new university course, run in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).
The course at the University of Hertfordshire will see them complete a variety of classroom training and work placements Students will be manning EEAST ambulances and rapid response vehicles (RRV) in order to get vital first-hand experience of front line work.
The student’s courses are being funded by the Health Education East of England.
A spokesman for EEAST said: "We're delighted to welcome these student paramedics on board and look forward to them joining our dedicated crews out on the road during their training placements.
“This is a great example of how we are working hard as a trust and exploring a variety of avenues in order to recruit the paramedics and technicians we need to improve our response times, and provide the best possible care to our patients.”
Following completion of the two year course, the students will graduate as fully qualified paramedics.
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