Ambulance drivers stay silent over post-traumatic stress

Ambulance drivers are failing
to report symptoms of post-traumatic stress after disturbing incidents in case
it damages their career prospects, claims a new report.

Sixty-four per cent of the drivers
who had experienced a traumatic incident in the past six months claimed that
the risk to career prospects was "always" a deterrent to seeking
help.

The report by The Royal College
of Psychiatrists also claims that one in three ambulance workers suffers from
mental health problems.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

By Paul Nelson

One Response to Ambulance drivers stay silent over post-traumatic stress

  1. MrC 11 Jan 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Drivers? In the same way police officers are police car drivers or firemen are fire appliance drivers?
    Career prospects don’t exist in the job any more. They haven’t for a long time.
    The stress levels in this job are ridiculous and increasing year on year. We are losing too many experienced people who are replaced by youngsters who cannot handle the pressures and leave after one to two years. The government will soon have what they want. A privatised ambulance service.
    Then god help us all.