Army supporting ambulance services in east of England
Health / Sat 21st Aug 2021 at 06:34am
NEARLY 100 members of the Army have been brought in to help four ambulance trusts in England look after patients reports then BBC.
High demand and staffing shortages mean they are being used to work alongside NHS staff.
Ambulance services in the South Central, South West, North East and East areas of England are being supported by the military.
The union, Unison, said it was a “sign things are not right” within the ambulance service.
The pressures on the ambulance service are not just down to the pandemic.
There have been unprecedented numbers of 999 calls – increasing demand on ambulances combining with sickness, staff isolating because of Covid and annual leave.
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