During a visit to Sacred Heart Primary School Health Mela Mike signed up to #Team999 - an initiative by North West Ambulance Service designed to educate people in the North West, about what can happen following an emergency call to the ambulance service.
Through this campaign, the public 'meet' different representatives of the Service and find out how the individuals make sure each and every patient receives the right care.
The initiative aims to educate the public about the changing role of the ambulance service and, in particular, how it no longer simply sends ambulances to all incidents and takes every patient to the Emergency Department. Last year alone, 15 per cent of patients seen by NWAS paramedics were treated at home without the need to go to hospital.
The #Team999 campaign will help the public better understand what to expect when they call 999, by introducing them to all of the team members they could come into contact with.