'Who cares for the carer?'
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'Who cares for the carer?' asks punched emergency worker

The number of warnings for ambulance crews about people who could be violent or pose a risk has increased nearly ninefold in 18 months.

The Welsh Ambulance Service had 434 people or addresses listed as potentially violent or a risk to crew safety in July, up from 50 in January 2016.

It may mean a request for police support if a 999 call is made for an ambulance crew at a specific address.

Emergency medical technician Dean Caldwell, who was punched by a patient, said incidents do give him a "knock back".

But he said: "Who cares for the carer? We still jump in the ambulance."

  • 08 Sep 2017