A paramedic has been relocated to Bransholme, in Hull, by the Yorkshire Ambulance trust in order to reduce waiting times and fraternise with the local community.

Paul Haughton, 34, who has been a paramedic for nine years, will cover the Brandsholme area and cover a population of around 30000 residents. Haughton will also increase public health awareness for local residents and educate them on how to attain better quality services.

This is the first mobile care professional to be based in the Bransholme area, and the first permanent relocation of a full time paramedic by the ambulance service.

"The service we provide in Hull is among the most responsive in the county but we feel this could be improved upon in Bransholme,” Head of emergency operations for Hull and East Riding, Mark Inman, told This is Hull and East Riding.

"We want to be more visible and to engage with people living in the area,” he added.

"I'm confident that having a paramedic based within the community can help us to achieve these goals."

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is to review the community paramedic scheme in September and it may be extended if it is successful.


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