The ambulance service is appealing for retired paramedics to re-join its ranks to help with the increasing demand caused by the coronavirus crisis.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has already significantly increased its capacity to deal with Covid-19 patients, but wants to expand further to ensure care can be provided to people.
This means the service is looking for any registered paramedics, who retired within the last two years or who are working in the private sector, to get in touch if they would like to re-join the NHS family.
Those paramedics who took a break in their careers to look after children are also welcome to return – and some already have.
Trust chief executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “Over the last couple of years, we know that several hundred staff have retired from our service after giving many years of outstanding care to the public.
“We would like those paramedics to consider returning to WMAS so we can increase the quality and amount of care we can provide the public in these challenging times.
“Equally, we have already had a number of paramedics who normally provide medical cover at events such as horse racing come to us to offer their services, for which we are very grateful.
“We want to boost the number of paramedics we have available as much as possible, so re-employing former paramedics and those who work in the private sector who would like to join us makes sense.
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“For those who have retired; I know how much the time you spent with us meant to you; many of you have told me that when we have spoken. I wouldn’t ask you to re-join if I didn’t think it was the right thing for the public of the West Midlands and our country.”
Those who would like to join the Service either on a short-term or long-term basis are invited to apply via NHS Jobs and look out for Job Reference: 217-VN488-19-20.
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