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South East Coast ambulance tweets 'to give insight'

Paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service will be tweeting about their work on what is predicted to be their busiest day of the year.

Content on the service's Twitter feed on Friday will come from an emergency centre.

It is part of a "tweetfest" which will run from Monday to Friday, with each day focusing on a different part of the service

A spokeswoman said the aim was to give an insight into the service's work.

Janine Compton said: "It [Twitter] is just one way we want to communicate with people in our region and of course much further beyond Kent, Sussex and Surrey."

She urged people to follow the ambulance service's account, be used to Tweet safety advice for the public throughout the Christmas period.

The Twitter feed will have updates from an A&E crew's shift on Monday and a specialist paramedic's shift on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, tweets will come from Make Ready Centre, which is where vehicles are cleaned, restocked and maintained, and swabbed to check for bugs such as MRSA and C.Diff.

Tweets will come from the patient transport service on Thursday.

The service said Friday was expected to be one of the busiest days of 2012.

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