Ambulance plan brings jobs hope for Midlothian

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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