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MP calls for more Ambulance Trust members to quit

The Essex MP Priti Patel has called on remaining Ambulance service board members to resign Credit: Submitted

The Witham MP Priti Patel has responded to the publication of the Governance Review into the East of England Ambulance Service Trust by calling for the Trust's non-executive directors resign and a new Board to be established.

Ms Patel said: "This damning report has demonstrated that the Trust's Board has been failing for many years and their lack of leadership and competence has put patients' lives at risk."

"The non-executive directors who have let patients down should do the decent thing and step down."

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"Sense of helplessness" at Ambulance Trust

A report into problems at the East of England Ambulance Trust has made 25 recommendations to improve the service. Credit: ITV Anglia

A report into problems at the East of England Ambulance Trust has made 25 recommendations to improve the service.

The trust has been told to review overheads, improve communication and put in place a robust recruitment plan.

The report by Dr Anthony Marsh, the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, says the East of England Trust Board and Senior Management Team "appear to have developed a sense of helplessness."

The Ambulance Trust has been heavily criticised in recent months for poor response time in rural areas.

Click here to read the full report

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Ambulance concerns to be raised by MP

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The East of England Ambulance Trust has put an extra 15 vehicles on the road Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns about the ability of the East of England Ambulance Trust to meet emergency response times will be raised by North Norfolk MP and Health Minister Norman Lamb later today.

Earlier this week the Trust started putting an extra 15 vehicles on the road each day to improve services. It then emerged that there aren't enough staff to crew them.

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