Staffing levels between 2020-2015

Thomas Fearnehough made this Freedom of Information request to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Thomas Fearnehough

Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

In each of the following years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

1) How many full time equivalent paramedics did you employ?

2) How many paramedics in total did you employ?

3) How many full time equivalent ambulance technicians / emergency care assistants (i.e. other non-paramedic roles working on emergency ambulances) did you employ?

4) How many ambulance technicians / emergency care assistants (i.e. other non-paramedic roles working on emergency ambulances) in total did you employ?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Fearnehough

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Thomas,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding staff which we
received on the 19^th November 2018.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
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We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
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Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 453 814 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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Dear Thomas,

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 20/11/18 in respect of your request for
information regarding staffing numbers under the provisions of the Freedom
of Information Act.  We are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
1) How many full time equivalent paramedics 2010 – 1,016.00
did you employ?
2011 – 1,229.32
 
2012 – 1292.20
In each of the following years 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2013 – 1,351.42

2014 – 1,375.51

2015 – 1,399.39

 

Figures include all types of
paramedics (Lead, HART,
Student, Critical Care,
Mentor. Excludes Advance
Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner
Role)
2) How many paramedics in total did you 2010 – 1,083
employ?
2011 – 1,301
 
2012 – 1,370
In each of the following years 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2013 – 1,443

  2014 – 1,475

2015 – 1,512

 

Figures excluding bank
workers

 
3) How many full time equivalent ambulance 2010 – 983.37
technicians / emergency care assistants (i.e.
other non-paramedic roles working on 2011 – 842.60
emergency ambulances) did you employ?
2012 – 762.93
 
2013 – 698.89
In each of the following years 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2014 – 742.54

  2015 – 756.12

 

Figures includes Ambulance
Practitioners, Advanced
Technicians and Emergency
Care Assistants
4) How many ambulance technicians / emergency 2010 – 1,031
care assistants (i.e. other non-paramedic
roles working on emergency ambulances) in 2011 - 889
total did you employ?
2012 - 809
 
2013 – 745
In each of the following years 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2014 – 800

2015 – 808

 

Figures excluding bank
workers

 

 

 

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Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

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Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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Thomas Fearnehough

Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your reply to my request - keep up the good work!

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Fearnehough