Ambulance boss resigns with immediate effect

Maria Ball Credit: East of England Ambulance Trust

Paul Remington vice chair of the East of England Ambulance trust thanks Ms Ball for her hard work.

He said: “Maria spent many years leading the ambulance service and I would like to thank her for her dedication and commitment through what have been some challenging times.

"Maria oversaw the formation of this Trust, bringing together three disparate organisations into one service, and its subsequent development."

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Ambulance boss resigns

The Chair of East of England Ambulance Trust Maria Ball has resigned following a critical report by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust has been facing a stream of complaints about poor response times in rural areas.