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Assistance dog saves the NHS 60 ambulance trips in 2017

 

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Assistance dog saves the NHS 60 ambulance trips in 2017

Costing just £3000 a year and having saved more than 60 ambulance trips last year alone, Jackie’s assistance dog Kingston, is a shining example of how personal health budgets are being used creatively to meet people’s needs.

Costing just £3000 a year and having saved more than 60 ambulance trips last year alone, Jackie’s assistance dog Kingston, is a shining example of how personal health budgets are being used creatively to meet people’s needs. Kingston can help Jackie with anything from dressing herself to taking money out of a cashpoint. Most importantly, he helps Jackie manage her physical disabilities, takes Jackie her medication and opens the front door for paramedics. “With Kingston, I’ve got a future, and that future is full of life and adventure”.