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Ambulance Service Speak Out After Paramedics Post TikTok From Back Of Ambulance

Ambulance Service Speak Out After Paramedics Post TikTok From Back Of Ambulance

Despite reminding colleagues to act 'professionally at all times', the Trust said that it remains 'very proud' of the staff

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

An NHS Trust has spoken out after a pair of female paramedics came under fire for posting a TikTok video of themselves on their break. You can see it here:

Rhianna Higgins, 25, and her colleague Hattie Proctor were performing the dance in the back of an ambulance that belongs to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

Ms Higgins captioned the post: "Little boogie on break," and the video has been watched by over 280,000 people.

Ms Higgins who is 25 and from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, came under fire with one person asking: "Wow how do you find time with everyone dying from the world's most deadly disease running rampant?"

Another added: "They're wrong. I work for NHS, being in uniform and making these stupid videos is a clearly No from every organisation. And also makes the job of those looking to bring the NHS down, waaaay easier."

A third commented: "Wow god help us all if we call 999 when all they think about is TikTok."


Now a spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has addressed the video, saying: "We are aware of the video which was filmed during a rest break and we are taking the opportunity to remind colleagues about acting professionally at all times when representing the Trust.

"We remain very proud of the amazing job our staff do to care for patients, often in challenging circumstances."

Others have supported the pair and pointed out that they're entitled to a break for all the effort they put in.

Piers Morgan took to Twitter, telling his followers: "If you're genuinely 'furious' that overworked, underpaid paramedics are having a few minutes of fun in between saving lives.... You're an imbecile."


In support of the women, someone else commented: "They're on a break, can't fault them. 8 minutes to get my dad and save his life 8 times over. Massive respect to ambulance services!"

Someone else said: "They are working flat out, with 'unprecedented' levels of 999 calls, lack of meal (or toilet) breaks because they are stuck in a 3 hour queue outside A&E (and have to - of course - stay with the patient) give them a break, they deserve it."

Another chimed in: "They are heroes who are having some fun during their horrendous work schedule."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/rhiannahiggins0

Topics: UK Community, Community, UK, Ambulance