New paramedics trained and ready to go

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A new wave of lifesavers is taking to the roads after the completion of the tenth East of England Ambulance Service student paramedic training course.

A cohort of 17 recruits passed 11 intensive weeks of training, including learning clinical skills at the trust’s Melbourn training Centre in Cambridgeshire and a three-week driving course at Barton Mills in Suffolk.

Student Peter Mattacks, 46, who will be based in Lynn, said the course provided a great pathway into the profession.

He said: “It might be the only way a more mature person can get into it.

“There’s a lot of information squeezed into this course. I really liked the practical work and trying to find out what is wrong with the patient.”

The recruits will be based at in locations, including Luton, Harlow, Watford, Lynn, Welwyn, Letchworth and Cambridge.