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.

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Lamb: Maria Ball has done the right thing

Norman Lamb Credit: PA

Maria Ball, Chair of the East of England Ambulance Trust, has resigned with immediate effect.

Norman Lamb, Lib-Dem MP for North Norfolk, reacting to the news today said:

“I believe that Maria Ball has done the right thing. The performance of the Trust has caused enormous concern in Norfolk. “It’s essential now that we get strong leadership to turn this Trust around and to ensure that local people have a service that they can rely on.”

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