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May 29, 2023

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) NHS Foundation Trust is sending out a call for more people from across the region to join its life-saving team.

The Trust – whose members starred in the recent BBC documentary series Ambulance – is holding a recruitment day in Gateshead on Saturday June 10 for people to discover more about the job opportunities available in the service right across the region.

Attendees at the event, to be held at the North East Ambulance Service Education Centre on Dukesway, Team Valley, will be able tofind out more about a wide range of different operational roles, from joining the emergency operations centre teams to working with the teams out on the road.


Among the jobs highlighted on the day will be:

Health advisor (call handler) 111/999

Senior Clinical Advisor Nurse/Paramedic

Advanced Practitioner Nurse/Paramedic

Ambulance care assistant

Clinical care assistant


Those interested are advised at attending the event are advised to book their place HERE.

The morning session is sold out, but there are still places for the afternoon session running from 1pm-3pm.

Karen O’Brien, director of people and development, at NEAS, said: “As an organisation that provides such fantastic services to every part of the North East, we are always on the lookout for people from Redcar to Rothbury, Bishop to Berwick, and everywhere in-between to join our service.

“From school and university leavers to those looking for a change in career, we’re excited to be able to offer this recruitment event as an opportunity for you to find out more about our operational roles.

“Whether you’re interested in taking calls that come through 999, 111 or our clinical advice teams, or would love a career working out on the road with patients, we have so many opportunities for people to find a career within the NHS. We look forward to seeing you very soon.”

Becca And Chris

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) covers over 3,200 square miles across the North East region. It employs more than 2,900 staff and serves a population of 2.7 million people by handling all NHS 111 and 999 calls for the region, operating patient transport and ambulance response services, delivering training for communities and commercial audiences and providing medical support cover at events.

NEAS has 55 ambulance stations and covers 3,230 square miles. It has three emergency operation centres based in Newcastle, Hebburn and Wynyard. It operates 175 double crewed vehicles and 220 patient transport vehicles as well as 45 rapid response cars, a fleet of support vehicles including driver training and specialist vehicles for the Hazardous Area Response Team.

In 2021/22, the service answered more than 1.15m emergency 999 and NHS 111 calls, with more than 270,000 patients taken to hospital, more than 48,000 patients treated and discharged over the phone and more than 115,000 patients treated and discharged at home. It responded to more than 22,000 C1 serious and life-threatening incidents in 7 minutes.

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