About Us

Richard Ilderton treating patient

Many people still think the sole job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital.

In actual fact, modern ambulance services do a lot more!

The skills of a paramedic have developed enormously in recent years. This means we carry out more treatments at the scene, and en-route to hospital.

Our vehicles clock up more than four million miles every year. Our clinicians work with universities to develop new health initiatives. We pioneer new ways of working.

In fact our most recent pilot scheme for handling calls for an ambulance is being replicated across the UK! Something we are very proud of.

We also work closely with the communities we serve - listening and responding to any suggestions they may have.

We also have a specialised branch of the ambulance service called the HART team which deals with events such as explosions, terrorist attacks or biological threats.

In this section you'll find out everything you need to know about what we do. Click on the menus to the left to find out more.

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