Military personnel swapping battlefield for NHS frontline

A team of 150 military personnel are being trained by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in an attempt to relieve pressure on the NHS.

This training is part of a Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) request, amid increasing pressure on the NHS, with about 25% of workers having to isolate due to the pandemic.

Personnel are being trained to assist paramedics with driving ambulances on non-emergency call-outs, as well as manual handling, kit familiarisation and basic life support.

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