New EMTs for Essex

From left to right, new recruits Darren Howell, Chloe Tatam and Gareth Williams

Eleven student ambulance paramedics in Essex have passed the intensive 13-week training course which will allow them to become emergency medical technicians.

The group have studied at the ambulance training centre in Broomfield under the watchful eye of course director Laurie Phillipson and tutors John Hewitt and Adrian Clark.
Subjects covered on the course include medical assessment and treatment, trauma management, maternity and major incident management.

Essex's deputy chief locality officer Steve Wheaton presented the group with certificates and stethescopes, and gave some words of advice for the next stage of their ambulance careers.

"This group has shown a great deal of commitment and hard work over what has been a period of tough learning and assessment," he said.

"They have been taught by fantastic tutors not only about each and every clinical aspect of everything to do with their job, but also the rigours of being out on the front-line and what they will face.

"We're sending out a fantastic group of dedicated people to help us deliver the best possible care for Essex patients."
Trainer Laurie Phillipson praised the group for the commitment demonstrated by them throughout their training saying, "This has been a wonderful group to teach, and they have taken s much on board.

"I'm so pleased to have headed up this course as it's given everyone such a good insight into training and learning. I really wish each and every one of them the best of luck."

The proud students are Annabel Toon, Nick Pope, Hollie Laidlaw, Nicola Steele, Darren Howell, Chloe Tatam, Gareth Williams, Vera Johnston, Paul Vinters, Neil Weaver -and Pete Davison

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