August 2 2014 Latest news:
Adam Gretton, Health correspondent
Monday, April 7, 2014
The chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has resigned after three years at the helm of the lifesaving charity.
Tim Page, a former army commander, has left the organisation after overseeing a period of expansion for the air ambulance charity, which covers, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
A statement from the charity said: “EAAA chief executive Tim Page has left the charity after three years in post. During his time at the helm we have seen the Charity income grow from £4m to over £7m. He was responsible for leading the work which enabled EAAA to be the first air ambulance charity to be approved to fly HEMS missions at night, overcoming enormous obstacles along the way.”
Mr Page joined the East Anglian Air Ambulance in May 2011. He had a long career in the army, serving with the Royal Anglian Regiment for 19 years.
He also supported the start-up of Emmaus UK, a charity to help those leaving the armed forces to set up and run their own businesses.
Last year, Mr Page oversaw the charity starting night flying operations for the first time.