CEG day in the life

Jonathan Rackham at Cromer Station

One of our EEAST Community Engagement Group (CEG) volunteers would like to express his thanks to staff at Cromer station for enabling him to go on a ride-out on the 27th December.

Jonathan Rackham joined the CEG last year and was keen to experience a day-in-the-life of our frontline crews. Jonathan has Asperger’s which meant he needed some adjustments and preparation before the ride-out could take place. Jonathan met with Dale Meacham–Roberts to discuss this and was very pleased to hear that with a few considerations he would be able to ride out with a crew. Jonathan accompanied Emily Hannant and Kelly Morris for their shift. 

Jonathan said

“Thank you for allowing me the honour to spend a day shift (6 am until 2 pm) with the Ambulance crew at Cromer Station. As a Community Engagement Volunteer for EEAST my experiences with the Ambulance Crew at Cromer Station was a very positive and detailed one. I gained a very good insight into the professional operations from the front-line and behind the scenes.

I would like to say a special thanks to the two female members of Ambulance Crew that I spend a day shift with, very professional at all times during my time with them, we visited various locations within Norwich and went to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital on various occasions.

I believe I may be the first member of the public with Autism - Asperger's to spend a day with the Cromer Ambulance Crew and I am really pleased to see EEAST embrace Autism - Asperger's further with great professional participation. Thank you.”



Published 22 January 2020

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