New ambulances helping to save lives in Essex

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NEW ambulances are travelling on roads in Essex earlier than scheduled.

120 replacement ambulances have been spread around the region by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust in an attempt to improve the service.

Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh said: “I’m delighted these ambulances have been delivered; our staff have worked incredibly hard in order to make this happen so quickly.

"This is just the beginning.

"We will have no vehicle older than five years by spring next year."

The trust is also recruiting 400 new student paramedics.

Dr Marsh said: "We know we have a lot of work to do in order to improve the service, but this is a great sign that we are on the right track.”


 

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7:12am Thu 5 Jun 14

Conspiracy Theory says...

400 part qualified, half baked, Space Cadets on the road, That should be interesting.
As for the new vehicles, too heavy, too much like yankified meat wagons.
Bring back the old British Based Ford Hanlon units.
Light, nimble, more fuel efficient and BUY BRITISH, The Spitfire of Ambulance vehicles.
By the way every time we have Doctors running trusts, it normally spells disaster whatever the accreditation.
Keep it to yourself we don't want to know.
Fancy titles and bling means nothing.
Saving lives and preventing body bags is far more important.
400 part qualified, half baked, Space Cadets on the road, That should be interesting. As for the new vehicles, too heavy, too much like yankified meat wagons. Bring back the old British Based Ford Hanlon units. Light, nimble, more fuel efficient and BUY BRITISH, The Spitfire of Ambulance vehicles. By the way every time we have Doctors running trusts, it normally spells disaster whatever the accreditation. Keep it to yourself we don't want to know. Fancy titles and bling means nothing. Saving lives and preventing body bags is far more important. Conspiracy Theory
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3:33pm Thu 5 Jun 14

paddy16 says...

@ Conspiracy Theory
I take it when either you or a family member require the use of one of these Space Cadets & the yankified meat wagons, You will turn them away ??
@ Conspiracy Theory I take it when either you or a family member require the use of one of these Space Cadets & the yankified meat wagons, You will turn them away ?? paddy16
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