The Return of the Ambulance Driver
So, that’s it then, the end of an era.
Full details are still awaited but it seems that EMTs will be no more.
My service is running it’s last EMT course. It’s also running it’s last paramedic courses for EMTs to convert to paramedics. In future, entry to paramedic level will be by university degree only.
From June 2007 the service will be recruiting a new grade of ‘lumpers and humpers‘ to be known as the Paramedic Assistant. They’ll just drive the ambulance and fetch and carry for the para; no patient care. We’ll be back to the good ol’ days when we had an ambulance driver and an attendant in the back.
It’s amazing how we just keep going round and round and round and round……