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Australian and NZ paramedics drafted in for London jobs

It is the first day of work for some of the 175 paramedics recruited in Australia to join the London Ambulance Service.

The number of paramedics leaving the profession in London has almost trebled in the last three years, and Jason Killens of London Ambulance Service says he cannot employ paramedics quickly enough from the UK's universities.

There will be another recruitment drive in Australia in September.

Sarah Harris meets the recruits marking their national day in their new home.

  • 26 Jan 2015
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