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Berwick community paramedic scheme thanked for its support during Coronavirus pandemic

More than 3,700 patients have been supported by a popular community paramedic scheme in Berwick since it began 18 months ago.

The community paramedic scheme – which is a joint initiative between North East Ambulance Service and the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – was launched in July 2019, initially as a three-month pilot but was extended until March 2020 and is now being reviewed on a month-by-month basis.

Governors have appointed a new non-executive director to the board of the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS)

Raman Sanghera will join NEAS later in January following his appointment last month by the Council of Governors, who are elected by the NEAS Foundation Trust members across the service area with powers to appoint and hold directors to account.

Mr Sanghera, who is assistant director for strategic finance and business partnering at Homes England and recently deputy director of finance at the Department for Education, replaces Douglas Taylor, who retires after six years on the NEAS board of directors.

New Year’s honour for NEAS paramedic and community first responder

Congratulations to Tom and Pam

A NEAS paramedic and community first responder have made this year’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of their contribution to their local communities.

Ambulance team reunites with four-year-old and her mum who helped save dad from drowning

Early Christmas present for Lucy

When 36-year old engineer Craig Pearce from Gateshead got into the bath with his then 3-year old, Lucy, and his 18-month old Euan, he could never have expected to wake up in hospital after what was to be an incredibly traumatic experience for his wife and children.

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