Ambulance plan brings jobs hope for Midlothian

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MORE frontline ambulance service jobs are being created across Scotland.

Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) has confirmed that 150 new posts will be introduced in a radical change to working hours.

The announcement raises hopes of additional personnel at the Mayfield depot, although a Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said it was too early to indicate where the jobs would be allocated.

In new plans, agreed by unions, staff will move to a 37.5-hour paid week inclusive of rest periods. Staff are currently rostered for 40 hours per week – paid for 37.5 – and entitled to 2.5 hours of unpaid rest periods.

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