The government is to blame for the immense pressure on the East of England Ambulance Service
Recent statistics released by the Lead NHS Commissioners reveal the East of England Ambulance Service is having a tough time.
In the week ending January 1, 2017, in its area of operations, 206 equivalent 12-hour double staffed ambulance shifts (DSAs) were lost due to handover delays; 43 equivalent 12-hour DSA shifts were lost due to clear delays; 28pc of patient journeys (where recorded) were handed over in 15 minutes; 51pc of patient journeys recorded were cleared in 15 minutes; 72pc of all ambulance turnarounds took longer than 30 minutes; 982 handovers, where recorded, took longer than 60 minutes and 28 clears, where recorded, took longer than 60 minutes.
The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital A&E department dealt with 1,000 transports, the highest number in the EEAST region.
The blame for this sad state of affairs rests with the government for not adequately funding our National Health Service, not those struggling to deliver it.
David Russell, Orchard Close, Roughton.
You may also want to watch:
- 1 Calls to stop major development in expanding village
- 2 Bus routes affected by driver shortages in Norwich
- 3 Caroline Flack's mum to open 'grief café' in Norfolk
- 4 Streets in Norwich close for car-free day
- 5 Bookshop to close with clothing store set to move in
- 6 The roadworks you need to know about in Norwich this week
- 7 Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian struck by car on A47
- 8 Have 'murder hornets' been found in Norfolk?
- 9 New sculpture trail launched for park near Norwich
- 10 Warning to others after mum breaks leg using park zip wire