17815 - Castle Point Rapid Respinse Vehicle (RRV)

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to the Rapid Response Vehicle and ambulance services for the population of Castle Point, Essex.

Here are my questions about the current ambulance service provided to Canvey Island.

1. How many shifts has the Rapid Response Vehicle on Canvey Island not been manned for in each month from August 2017 until September 2018 (inclusive)?

2. If the Rapid Response Vehicle has not been manned, can you please state what additional resources were deployed to 'plug the gap'?

3. If these were additional ambulances, as some have stated under the ARP, can you state where in the EAST region these ambulances started their shifts from? 

Also, with regards to staffing I am aware that staff have launched and signed a petition and some are considering their positions.

4. How many ambulance paramedics and drivers have resigned since July 2018 for EAST? How many from the south-east area, which services Castle Point?

5. How successful have you been in recruiting replacement staff if they are required?

  • Reference:
    17815
  • Response:

    I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to the Rapid Response Vehicle and ambulance services for the population of Castle Point, Essex.

    Here are my questions about the current ambulance service provided to Canvey Island.

    How many shifts has the Rapid Response Vehicle on Canvey Island not been manned for in each month from August 2017 until September 2018 (inclusive)?

    1. If the Rapid Response Vehicle has not been manned, can you please state what additional resources were deployed to 'plug the gap'?
    2. If these were additional ambulances, as some have stated under the ARP, can you state where in the EAST region these ambulances started their shifts from?

    Please find the Trust's response to the above questions attached.

     Also, with regards to staffing I am aware that staff have launched and signed a petition and some are considering their positions.

    How many ambulance paramedics and drivers have resigned since July 2018 for EAST? How many from the south-east area, which services Castle Point?

    1. How successful have you been in recruiting replacement staff if they are required?

    To aid comparison please find below the recruitment figures to date in this financial year.

    We conduct bulk recruitment based on turnover projections, hence staff can be recruited for area in advance of leavers based on projected leavers.

     

    SE Essex

    Whole Trust

    Leavers Aug 18 – Oct 18 inc.

    3.48wte

    84.47wte

    Starters Apr 18 –Oct 18 inc.

    5.00 wte

    219.64wte

    Offers accepted with a future start date (Includes internal staff external to A&E)

    7.00 wte

    124.36 wte

  • Area:
    Essex
  • Category:
    Calls
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