SOUTH Central Ambulance Service have received high praise indeed for their efforts over the Christmas period.
Prime Minister David Cameron called National Ambulance Director Peter Bradley asking him to pass on his personal thanks to ambulance staff as they struggled through the snow and cold weather.
Parts of the South Central area were very affected by the snow and frost. Despite the extreme conditions, SCAS was able to reach all 999 patients, thanks to the dedication of staff and the success of the plan prepared for winter.
Extra 4x4s were recruited into the regular fleet to negotiate areas particularly difficult to reach, while special “snow socks” were used to provide better traction.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Bradley said: “It was nice that the Prime Minister took time to single out ambulance services for their work.
“He very much wanted me to pass on his personal appreciation for the efforts of all SCAS staff.”