Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service (Scottish Gaelic: Seirbheis Ambaileans na h-Alba) is part of NHS Scotland, which serves all of Scotland's population.[2] The Scottish Ambulance Service is governed by a special health board and is funded directly by the Health and Social Care Directorates of the Scottish Government.[3]

Scottish Ambulance Service
Seirbheis Ambaileans na h-Alba
TypeSpecial health board
Established1 April 1995 (1995-04-01)
HeadquartersGyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
Region servedScotland
ChairTom Steele
Chief executivePauline Howie
Staff5,291 (2019/20)[1]
Websitewww.scottishambulance.com

It is the sole public emergency medical service covering Scotland's mainland and islands; providing a paramedic-led accident and emergency service to respond to 999 calls,[4] a patient transport service which provides transport to lower-acuity patients,[5] and provides for a wide variety of supporting roles including air medical services,[6][7] specialist operations including response to HAZCHEM or CBRN incidents[8] and specialist transport and retrieval.[9]