Thanks to staff following snow spate

Teams in green and volunteers across the region are being thanked for their extensive efforts during the snowy conditions.

The Trust declared an internal major incident yesterday (10th December) afternoon after heavy snow resulted in almost 4,400 calls and at one point, more than 300 calls being stacked.

Chief Executive Officer Robert Morton said: “The past 24 hours has seen some challenging conditions for all the emergency services, and none more so for ambulance trusts like ours and the NHS as a whole.

“Every single member of EEAST has worked incredibly hard and is continuing to do so and on behalf of the whole executive team, I would like to thank you all.

“Some members of staff came in on their days off and others worked many hours on from the end of their shift just to make sure our patients got the best possible care they could. Thank you for responding so compassionately to those who need us most in the community and for looking after one another during testing times like these.”

Just before 10am today the Trust stood down internal major incident status. Strategic and tactical commanders from across the region will continue to work together to ensure appropriate measures are put in place for our staff and patients.

Published 11th December, 2017

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