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S5W-06818: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-05557 by Shona Robison on 10 January 2017, how many additional ambulances will become operational in the NHS Grampian region as a result of the 32 newly-trained paramedics being deployed there.

Answered by: Shona Robison 1 March 2017

The Scottish Ambulance Service is carrying out a fleet replacement programme to reflect the Service’s commitment to patient care and outcomes as detailed in its 2020 strategy. As part of this programme, three additional ambulance resources will be supplied in the North East to help support the intake of new paramedics in the region.