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Transformation plans announced by ambulance trust

The East of EnglandAmbulance Trust have announced expansion plans Photo: ITV Anglia

A plan to transform patient care and boost staff morale has been launched by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The plans will build on measures announced earlier this year and include recruiting more front line staff and having more ambulances.

Some of the plan’s highlights are to recruit 82 specialist paramedics, 149 paramedics, 24 emergency medical technicians and 96 emergency care assistants. Management and accountability will be devolved away from a centralised management system through an operational management restructure

Andrew Morgan, interim Chief Executive, said: “

“We need to improve the service we give to patients and better support our dedicated and committed staff. In addition to recruiting more people and putting more vehicles on the road earlier this year, we have developed short and medium term actions and, coupled with our organisational development strategy to better empower staff, these will help to start to transform the service.”

– Andrew Morgan, East of England Ambulance Trust