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Emergency situation: Plea for ambulance crews to be given enhanced PPE

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Student EMT Ruth Corscadden and paramedic Daniel McCollam cleaning their ambulance after bringing a patient to the Causeway Hospital earlier this month

Student EMT Ruth Corscadden and paramedic Daniel McCollam cleaning their ambulance after bringing a patient to the Causeway Hospital earlier this month

Student EMT Ruth Corscadden and paramedic Daniel McCollam cleaning their ambulance after bringing a patient to the Causeway Hospital earlier this month

Paramedics who can spend hours treating Covid-19 patients in the back of an ambulance are calling for access to better personal protective equipment (PPE).

The College of Paramedics has written to Health Minister Robin Swann asking him to act to protect the massively overstretched workforce.

The organisation has warned the current situation is putting the lives of staff, patients and their families at risk, describing paramedics as potential "super spreaders".


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