Specialist Paramedics in Fife

Tue 8th August 2017 at 06.30 - 08.00

Alan McIntyre will address the Club

Alan in full flow

An absolutely captivating talk by specialist paramedic Alan McIntyre providing the Club with insight to the relatively new Government Initiative and a glimpse into the future on the creation of ‘Super Hubs’.

With around 90% of 999 calls not needing hospitalisation, the ambition is to prevent people going to hospital who do not need to, enabling them to be treated in a more homely setting.

With the NHS’s well publicised challenges, freeing up ambulances and avoiding GP home visits can only be a good thing.

As well las being able to prescribe medications, Alan took us through a long list of things the Specialist Paramedics are able to treat by using their advanced body diagnosis skills – they can even undertake wound sutures or staples without the need to take the patient into hospital.

Looking to the future, Alan shared the 2020 ambition of to create a ‘Super Hub’ at Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital – a concept which aims to bring a wide range of health specialisms into a single location to provide a 24/7 service.

Let’s hope our Members never need to call on the Specialist Paramedics, but it’s certainly good to know they are thereā€¦

Thanks to Martin for the report.

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