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Black Country paramedics feature in new children's TV show
5:00pm Saturday 6th October 2012 in Local
BLACK Country paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service have hit TV screens as part of a new children’s programme.
Operation Ouch is a brand new CBBC 13-part medical series fronted by identical twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken, and is packed with facts about the human body.
The series also aims to demystify what happens in hospitals and when an ambulance is called to an emergency.
Cameras followed a number of West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics, including Jan Vann, who has also covered the borough as part of the Midlands Air Ambulance crew, as they responded to a number of call-outs and treated patients for a variety of medical problems.
Jan said: “It was very enjoyable being filmed doing my job as a paramedic and will hopefully help children understand the roll of the ambulance service in real emergencies.
“It will help take away the fear factor of some of the medical equipment we use and also going in an ambulance. Hopefully it will also help educate youngsters on what kind of situation you should call 999 for medical help.”
Operation Ouch is aired every Wednesday at 5.45pm.