New ambulances on their way to Essex

Gazette: New ambulances on their way to Essex New ambulances on their way to Essex

NEW ambulances will soon be driving along the county’s roads.
 

The East of England Ambulance Service pledged to improve and increase its fleet in Essex and will be replacing 33 by the end of April.
 

Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh said: “We need to get more ambulances on the road treating patients and we also need to ensure those ambulances meet the needs of both the crews and the people they care for.
 

“It is my ambition for us to have no ambulance or response car that is more than five years old.”
 

The trust is also replacing 68 rapid response cars with new Skoda Scouts.
 

Glen Young, EEAST General Manager for Essex, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to replace our older ambulances with these brand new ones.
 

“It’s important we have as many ambulances on the road as possible and it’s also vital that they are in good working condition so that they can respond to patients in a timely and safe manner.”

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11:05am Thu 27 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Whilst new ambulances have to be a good thing, surely the running and management needs severe change, with people being made to wait ages for an ambulance, in their time of need, just isn't cricket.
Whilst new ambulances have to be a good thing, surely the running and management needs severe change, with people being made to wait ages for an ambulance, in their time of need, just isn't cricket. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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12:55pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Happy Chickie says...

Fat people ambulances I'm willing to bet.
Fat people ambulances I'm willing to bet. Happy Chickie
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1:11pm Thu 27 Feb 14

catflap1 says...

"It’s important we have as many ambulances on the road as possible and it’s also vital that they are in good working condition so that they can respond to patients in a timely and safe manner.”

might be worth fixing the potholes then
"It’s important we have as many ambulances on the road as possible and it’s also vital that they are in good working condition so that they can respond to patients in a timely and safe manner.” might be worth fixing the potholes then catflap1
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1:38pm Thu 27 Feb 14

julieee says...

an increase in staff numbers would be good too. Hospitals holding up ambulance staff as they try and deliver people is causing lots of holdups.
an increase in staff numbers would be good too. Hospitals holding up ambulance staff as they try and deliver people is causing lots of holdups. julieee
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