North East Essex PTS contract

Ambulance line up blue sky

The patient transport services (PTS) contract in north east Essex will start on Friday, 1st April.

Since winning the contract last year, the PTS team has been working with commissioners to transform the existing contract to a brand new, large-scale agreement, with no loss of efficiency to patient transport.

The team has recruited new control room staff, patient transport drivers, ambulance care assistants, technicians and paramedics and ambulance care assistants are now qualified to drive on blue lights.

Three new PTS training courses will be taking place at Chelmsford over the coming weeks, and once completed, the new staff will be able to third man with existing crews to gain experience before go live.

Supporting these new staff, fleet have been busy buying new PTS vehicles, which will be arriving shortly.

Liz McEwan, Head of Non-Emergency Services, said: “The PTS team would like to thank all the staff for their patience during this time of transition and also thank the departments who have assisted the mobilisation project team – estates, fleet, HR, procurement, training, finance, business development, and the Essex management team to name a few.”

Published 6th March, 2016

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