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Life-saving volunteers in Warwickshire praised for dedication

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7th June 2021



Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust recently recruited 195 new ‘Community First Responders’ (CFRs) who are undertaking training to help them respond to emergency call-outs. Following a mass recruitment drive, the trust has some 375 CFRs willing to volunteer their free time to help frontline staff and patients in life-threatening emergencies.

Others have volunteered to transport patients to and from hospital including renal and oncology patients.

There are external volunteers groups which WMAS also works alongside of, including the British Association for Immediate Care schemes and St John’s Ambulance. Another faction of volunteers, which has proved invaluable during the pandemic year, is the 4×4 response teams, which assisted in getting staff to and from work during the heavy snow. They also helped transport PPE and essential equipment around the region when demand was high.

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