Oxfordshire homebuilders have provided funding for ambulance training equipment.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes donated £1,500 towards purchasing new training gear for Oxford’s South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS). The contribution was part of a fundraiser by the ambulance service, and has secured a variety of training tools.

Among the new pieces of equipment procured are a birthing simulator, a child CPR manikin, practice arms and training bones.

They are used to simulate various medical procedures, along with injection training pads, and anatomical poster sets.

Paramedic team leader at SCAS, Angus McCulloch, said: "We are very grateful to Barratt and David Wilson Homes for their generous donation to the SCAS charity.

"This funding has enabled us to purchase a number of items for our clinical training suite within Oxfordshire.

"This equipment enables our staff and students to gain in confidence and support further training."

SCAS provides emergency 999, NHS 111 and non-emergency patient transport services to around six million people in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Sussex.

David Hesson, regional managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes, said: "The Trust is a life-saving service and we’re pleased to hear how far our donation has gone in providing training equipment for staff members and students as they progress in the ambulance service.”