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Team of paramedics bringing round-the clock cover to Ledbury
8:00am Friday 4th May 2012 in Health
A STUDENT and his teacher have been reunited as part of a team of paramedics bringing round-the clock cover to Ledbury.
Tony Mason, aged 43, was a student on one of the first paramedic university degree courses in Worcester.
While there, he was mentored by Paul “Bomber” Harris, who has been with the West Midlands Ambulance Service for 23 years.
Both men are now part of the team of community paramedics, who will soon move from Ledbury’s ambulance station in Bye Street to a new base at the town’s police station.
Avril Lowe, Mark Edwards and Adrian Gilbert make up the rest of the team.
Tony, who lives in Malvern, said: “It’s going well so far, and it’s good to be working with Bomber. He’s a knowledgeable chap with a lot of experience.”
All five members received additional training enabling them to deliver advanced care on the spot rather than taking each patient to A&E.
They have acquired skills in treatment procedures and assessment, such as wound care and urine analysis, and will also work closely with GPs and district nurses.