The ambulance technician has already been appointed and would form part of the six emergency responders promised, something they cannot now change, but they did not reject the idea of a paramedic or community paramedic out-of-hand. They felt they needed to go away and look at what worked elsewhere.
Our representatives pressed again for everything to be put in writing in such a way as we can clearly understand what is being offered, how it would work in the community, and what would happen if someone decided to leave. They also asked for immediate clarification as to whether things like minor injuries could be dealt with by the nurse when she is in the surgery first thing in the morning.
The community's very justified concern about the lack of 999 cover was also raised, and a assurance given that something would be put in place as soon as possible.
In general, little seems to have come from the meeting, but 'our four' felt that it had been, as Rosie put it, "interesting".