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East of England Ambulance Service patient survey finds most pleased with treatment

East of England Ambulance Service patient survey finds most are pleased with their treatment,

A survey of patients using the East of England Ambulance Service has found that almost all were pleased with the treatment they received.

Every month the Patient Experience Team questions people who have been treated and the results for January show 98% said their experience met or exceeded expectations.

131 people responded to the survey which covered things like ambulance response times and the attitude of staff. In the past the Trust has been criticised for poor response times.

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More than £2 billion to be spent on rail improvements in the Anglia region

Billions to be spent improving rail services in the East. Credit: ITV Anglia

More than £2 billion pounds is to be spent on improving our rail network in the Anglia region over the next five years.

Network Rail is planning to spend up to £200 million pounds on improvements between Felixstowe and Ipswich to ease congestion.

There will also be major re-modelling work at Ely to increase capacity there, while £50 million pounds will be spent on a signalling upgrade between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

And a new operations centre will open at Romford in Essex next year to take control of the regions signalling.

£247 million pounds of that will go towards increasing capacity on the East coast Main line which runs through Peterborough.

The Bedford to Sheffield line will be electrified for the first time and work will start on the east west rail scheme which is a new line linking Milton Keynes and Bedford to Oxford.

The money comes from a national pot of £38 billion pounds.

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