Update: EEAST paramedic facing criminal charges

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You may be aware that on Monday 14th October, a former EEAST employee appeared at Cambridge Court, in connection with the alleged rape and sexual assault of a number of women. The case has been passed to Peterborough Crown Court. for a hearing on 11th November.

We recognise that this could be uncomfortable news for many of his former colleagues and patients. It is also possible that other allegations may come to light, as a result of the charges being made public.

We would encourage anyone with concerns in relation to these allegations, to call a dedicated number for volunteers, public and staff on 01603 481225 at any time, or call police on 01480 422567.

Other sources of support include:

  • Our Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, Simon Chase and Anna Price. Email: f2su@nhs.net
  • Employee Assistance Programme – well-online.co.uk using the login details: User name: EEASTlogin Password: wellbeing or call on 0800 085 1376
  • Your management team.

As legal proceedings are now active, you should not comment about this on social media. These important restrictions, set by the police, are in place to prevent information in the public domain from interfering with any resulting court case.  

Please remember that the Trust wants to support anyone who has been affected by this; please don’t hesitate to call the numbers shown, if you wish.

Published 16th October 2019

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