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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17958: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 1 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when the new ambulance staff to be located in Moray will take up their posts.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 August 2018

The Scottish Ambulance Service is actively recruiting to 8 new ambulance posts which will be based at Elgin Ambulance Station. A number of new students are due to attend ambulance training courses over the next 6 months and will commence operational duties in early 2019. Some of the Elgin posts will be taken up by these new recruits and the Service is also seeking to recruit already qualified ambulance staff to fill some of the posts and have had some interest around this.

As an interim measure additional ambulance shifts are being undertaken by local ambulance staff which is increasing operational resilience in Moray.