What we do:
Responders are volunteer members of the community, trained by the Ambulance Service, to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system, in conjunction with the Ambulance Service.
Responders provide immediate care to patients in their area and are mobilised to 999 calls by Ambulance Control. Responders are a part of, and live in, their local community. They serve an area of approximately 3 mile radius of their base, which could be their home or place of work. They can therefore attend the scene of a medical emergency in a very short time, often arriving within a few minutes of the call and frequently whilst the caller is still on the phone. They are trained to provide Emergency Life Support and to treat patients suffering from a range of conditions.
It is with great sadness to make you all aware that we have been stood down as Community First Responders on a temporary basis due to the ever changing nature of the Corona Virus. This is not a decision that the Trust have taken lightly but they do have our health and well being at the forefront of their minds. We will be looking at other ways we can support the ambulance service in their time of great need. We will continue to maintain our public access defibrillators ensuring they are ready to be used if required.
This also means that for now recruitment into our team is also on hold. So if you expressed your interest with us please don’t be disheartened we will keep you updated as the situation changes.
As a team we would like to take the opportunity to thank the public for the fantastic support they have shown to this team. We will let you know when we are back up and running again.
Please stay safe and take onboard all the Government advice on how to protect yourselves and your family.
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