NEW paramedics have been added to the ranks of the NSW Ambulance Service on the Mid North Coast.
Today 163 people were recognised as fully qualified paramedics.
While the majority of these paramedics have been working at stations across NSW during the year, this week they were joined by 41 qualified paramedics who have just completed the latest course.
The mid and north coasts will see five of the new 41 graduated paramedics stationed in the region, based at Taree, Kempsey, Yamba, Kingscliff and Mullumbimby.
NSW Ambulance Commissioner Mike Willis said most of the graduates had completed several years of training and education to reach this point today.
"It's always a great day when Ambulance welcomes clinical staff into service as fully qualified paramedics dedicated to helping others in their time of need," Mr Willis said.
Mr Willis said today's paramedics benefited from world class training and education focused on a modern approach to patient care.
Paramedics were recently voted the nation's most trusted profession for the eighth year in
a row and Mr Willis said every new graduate would work to uphold those values.