Over 700 hundred treated across county on New Years Eve

THE region’s ambulance service thanked its staff and volunteers for their work in caring for more than 2,000 patients during a busy New Year’s Eve into 2014.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) saw 2,164 emergency calls during New Year celebrations most of which involved falls as well as assaults and sick patients. Of these, around 700 people were taken to hospital.

Ambulance service brace themselves for a busy festive period

FOR many people, Christmas is a time to relax and be merry. But illnesses and accidents can strike at any time, which is why for the ambulance service it will be business as usual over the festive period. Hundreds of staff from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will work as hard as ever this Christmas to help those who fall unwell or suffer an injury over the break.

Wise up for winter says ambulance service

THE East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today (November 6) launched its winter campaign, which will see the promotion of a variety of health related topics in order to help members of the public stay safe and well this winter. EEAST’s Wise Up For Winter campaign offers seasonal advice on a range of topics such as walking or driving safely, how to cope with the colds and flu, what to keep at home for treating minor illnesses, and when you should be calling 111 or 999. A leaflet covering these topics can be downloaded from the special Winter pages of the Trust’s website.