Region’s ambulance staff head to London for Games

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A TOTAL of 28 staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service have volunteered for secondments with London Ambulance Service during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Frontline clinicians and staff from emergency operations centres and support services will make up the 440 NHS ambulance staff who will provide emergency assistance at venues and fringe events.

The volunteers will head to the capital on Monday and will spend over three weeks supporting the Games.

The volunteers have taken part in specialist training with London Ambulance Service and will receive four days of intensive training on arrival.

A number of volunteers also took part in an exercise back in May to test the response of all emergency services to incidents ahead of the Games.

David Whiting, chief executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We are immensely proud of our involvement in London 2012.”

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