South Central Ambulance Service visits Brockenhurst College

South Central Ambulance Service visits Brockenhurst College

Two members of the South Central Ambulance Service came into Brockenhurst College this week to talk to the students studying Uniformed Public Services.

Megan Lloyd and Patrick Jadzinski spoke about the importance of understanding the difference between calling 111 and 999. 111 is a new telephone service brought in by the NHS and is the number to call when you need medical help or advice, but it is not a life-threatening situation.

They gave examples of 999 calls that had misused the ambulance service and showed the students short video case studies. Megan and Patrick spoke in detail about their specific roles and job opportunities that can be available within the Ambulance Service.

SCAS paramedic, Megan Lloyd commented, ‘It’s a great way to promote the 111 service and to teach younger people to use 999 appropriately. Today has been about promoting SCAS and helping the students understand the different job opportunities that are available within the Ambulance Service – whether they want to go into higher education and become a paramedic or whether they want to become a call taker or emergency care assistant’.