PLANS to send out solo paramedics in Mid Cheshire to 999 calls has prompted worries that staff and patients could be at risk.
The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), which covers all of Cheshire, will increase its number of “solo paramedic responders” to enable them to meet new Government targets.
A Trust spokesman said: “Patient safety is of paramount importance to the Trust and any models used will be fully risk-assessed.”
But Stephanie Thomas, head of health for paramedic union Unison, said: “We are concerned this move could put staff and patients at risk in and the surrounding area.
For the full story read the Mid Cheshire Chronicle on Tuesday December 18.