Campaigners welcome extra ambulances

Campaigners calling for a better ambulance response times have welcomed news that more vehicles will be taking to the roads.

North Norfolk Labour Party, which created the Act on Ambulances campaign, have welcomed an announcement today that the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is to return a number of ambulances to the region that were initially earmarked to be cut.

"We have constantly argued that the move to replace ambulances with Rapid Response Vehicles - as a result of government cuts in funding - would not bring the improvements that health officials wanted."

– Denise Burke, North Norfolk Labour Party

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More ambulances for region

The East of England Ambulance Service is to put 15 extra ambulances on the road and recruit 200 new staff.