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