THE dedication and bravery of staff at West Midlands Ambulance Service during the height of the coronavirus pandemic is set to be revealed in a new documentary.

West Midlands Ambulance Service saw calls to its 999 and 111 number rocket by 400% during the peak of the crisis, with students and volunteers drafted in to help with the enormous surge in demand.

Now, a Channel 4 documentary will capture the extraordinary lengths that West Midlands Ambulance Service went to, to ensure it was able to deal with the biggest challenge it has ever faced.

Paramedics: Britain’s Lifesavers will be broadcast over the next three Mondays at 9pm.

Filmed across three weeks, the series captures the daily decisions being made to make sure ambulances could continue to provide urgent medical care to the West Midlands and tells the stories of some of the staff as they deal with the enormity of the situation faced by the entire Trust.

Anthony Marsh, chief executive of the trust, said: “Allowing Channel 4 access to WMAS enables us to show the extraordinary lengths that staff in every part of our organisation went to, to meet the challenge of coronavirus head on. I am immensely proud of the work my staff did and continue to do, every single day.

“The series shows first-hand how amazing they all are and the efforts they went to keep patients safe and save lives despite some of the most difficult conditions we have ever faced.

“I am immensely proud of the way every single person within the Trust played a vital role in our response and how those efforts saved lives every single day.”

Pete Wallis-Tayler, series editor from Dragonfly Film & TV said: “We would like to thank all of the incredible staff who were filmed and those who have kindly allowed us to tell their stories.

“This series gives those at home the chance to understand more about the excellent work that went on behind the scenes to respond to the global pandemic.”

Fozia Khan, commissioning editor at Channel 4, said: “We are very grateful to West Midlands Ambulance Service for giving us this privileged access to document their incredible work and show our viewers the reality of their jobs at this most challenging of times.”

Paramedics: Britain’s Lifesavers begins on Monday, July 13 at 9pm on Channel 4.