28 November 2022
Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and Magpas Air Ambulance received a national award for their efforts in bringing a 13-year-old in cardiac arrest back to life.
28 November 2022
Robert Halfon welcomed the recent £500,000 investment that created a ‘Make Ready’ facility for faster ambulance turn-arounds.
21 November 2022
Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and Magpas Air Ambulance have been shortlisted for a national award after bringing a 13-year-old in cardiac arrest back to life.
16 November 2022
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has drawn up plans to create a state-of-the-art hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds to further improve the response it can provide to patients.
14 November 2022
Essex MP and International Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch visited the refurbished Ambulance Operations Centre (AOC) in Chelmsford.
11 November 2022
This week, combat medical technicians from 7 Para Royal Horse Artillery, which are part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, joined EEAST to begin a series of rideouts to observe our paramedics working in the community, as part of our ongoing relationship with the HM Armed Forces.
03 November 2022
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is piloting a new approach that will see patients getting the help they need more quickly.
01 November 2022
Patients arriving at hospital by ambulance are set to be seen more quickly thanks to the introduction of an Ambulance Handover Unit at the Southend Hospital site.
31 October 2022
As Bonfire Night is fast approaching, we’re sharing our top safety tips for the night, so you can enjoy yourself and avoid any unnecessary injuries.
24 October 2022
It’s International Control Room Week and to kick things off we’re launching a new short film.
20 October 2022
With Halloween creeping closer, we’re offering our top safety tips for parents to share with their children.
10 October 2022
To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re sharing a podcast recorded by EEAST Paramedic Joe Cartwright and Debi Roberts from the Ollie Foundation.
06 October 2022
EEAST has stood down from Major Incident Standby status, following work with NHS colleagues to manage the system pressures on the NHS.
02 October 2022
Our service is under extreme pressure and we have increased our escalation state across the Trust.
29 September 2022
This #OrganDonationWeek, we wanted to share Apprentice Paramedic, Edward Dodd’s story.
26 September 2022
EEAST is taking action to better support and recognise the invaluable commitment of our Community First Responders (CFRs) as well as launching a campaign to recruit more.
08 September 2022
Following the sad news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Abell, Chief Executive has issued the following statement.
26 August 2022
A garden which was awarded a silver medal at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been gifted to Chelmsford Ambulance Station as a space for staff to enjoy and unwind.
25 August 2022
There are times when our patients need additional support, whether it’s tackling loneliness, finding a support group, or requiring non-clinical care.
02 August 2022
An emergency responder with the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) was saved by his colleagues after he had a heart attack – while treating a woman in cardiac arrest.
19 July 2022
The Trust has detailed plans in place to manage the service during periods of high temperatures.
13 July 2022
The results of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection into the East of England Ambulance Service Trust earlier this year have now been published.
11 July 2022
East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has held two special ceremonies to celebrate and thank its dedicated staff who have together clocked up more than 9,700 years of service.
04 July 2022
Doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals have jumped on board ambulances to bring new eyes to the fight to end delays for patients.
17 June 2022
For some of our colleagues EEAST really is a family business. We’ve got husbands and wives both of whom work within the organisation, and we also have parents and children working here.
15 June 2022
EEAST has joined forces with Hertfordshire Constabulary to roll out the life-saving GoodSAM scheme so that people who suffer a cardiac arrest get help as soon as possible.
15 June 2022
The family of a young man who died suddenly have thanked volunteers with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for the care they provided by gifting them specialist equipment in memory of their son.
09 June 2022
A boy with autism and ADHD who is obsessed with ambulances had his dream become a reality thanks to the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST).
07 June 2022
To celebrate this years Volunteers’ Week, three of EEAST’s Community First Responders (CFR’s) talk about what being a CFR means to them.
01 June 2022
The contributions made by selfless volunteers who provide life-saving care at emergencies, transport patients to vital appointments and offer a variety of other essential support are being hailed by East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST).
25 May 2022
The East of England Ambulance Service Charity has secured a grant of more than £116,000 for an innovative approach to help patients get the help they need.
09 May 2022
May is National Walking Month, and no-one is taking it more seriously than East of England Ambulance Service Community First Responder (CFR), Kevin Power, who is taking on the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge to raise money for the Standon and Puckeridge CFR Group in Hertfordshire.
21 April 2022
EEAST has contributed to an educational video to support patients and their families, as well as health professionals, to have conversations about resuscitation.
13 April 2022
The East of England Ambulance Service is asking for the public’s help as it prepares for a busy Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
11 April 2022
From Monday 11th April, EEAST will be alerting GoodSAM responders to patients within a 2 mile radius.
07 April 2022
The East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) is helping the NHS donate a fleet of ambulances to provide urgent care for those injured by Russian attacks in Ukraine.
06 April 2022
A recruitment roadshow to attract more community first responders (CFRs) starts in North Norfolk next week.
18 March 2022
Four members of a running club in Norfolk have completed the ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ challenge to raise money for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST).
16 March 2022
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is the first NHS Trust to have signed up to UNISON’S new Anti-Racism Charter which aims to help tackle racism in the public sector.
11 March 2022
The latest edition of InTouch EEAST, our stakeholder newsletter, is now available. Read InTouch EEAST Issue 15 - March 2022.
10 March 2022
The Mayor of Cambridge visited Cambridge Ambulance Station to find out more about a project that has been helping Community First Responders (CFR) support patients across a broader area of the region by introducing designated vehicles for them based at stations.
08 March 2022
Twenty-nine-year-old Ashley McLean has raised £3250 for EEAST after cycling 100 miles in 24 hours, exactly one year after suffering a stroke at home in bed.
01 March 2022
Smarter Metering Services Limited and its sister company Gas Emergency UK Limited has donated a fully operational rapid response vehicle to the RAF Henlow military co-responders who support EEAST’s teams.
Ambulance staff plea to ‘work without fear’ as they experience rising cases of violence and aggression
28 February 2022
Ambulance staff who have been attacked while on duty are leading a national campaign to stamp out soaring cases of violence and aggression against emergency workers.
14 February 2022
We are now in month two of our Outrun an Ambulance fundraising challenge. So far, 28 fantastic fundraisers have signed up, already raising over £2,200 for EEAST’s charity! An incredible achievement, especially as all funds raised will used to support EEAST’s staff and volunteers.
14 February 2022
Three Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) will be trialled by EEAST as part of the NHS’s move towards zero emissions vehicles.
02 February 2022
From 2nd February 2022 the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will be increasing the number of GoodSAM volunteers notified of patients in Cardiac Arrest.
NHS Charities Together to support and fund East of England Ambulance Service community response projects
27 January 2022
NHS Charities Together has awarded £508,689 to East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Charitable Funds.
17 January 2022
The East of England Ambulance Charity has launched a great way for people to focus on their health and wellbeing by fundraising to support the ambulance service.
04 January 2022
Paramedic, Paul Chittock, has been awarded a Station Commander’s Commendation, marking 15 years of voluntary support for RAF colleagues based at Marham air force base in Norfolk.
17 December 2021
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been recognised as an exemplar in providing the best standards of care and support towards the Armed Forces community with the Veterans Aware accreditation.
11 December 2021
Paramedic Liam Sagi has been named ‘critical care practitioner of the year’ at a national awards ceremony.
08 December 2021
EEAST staff members Ben Hawkins and Chloe Spencer have scooped the NHS Hero Award at the Pride in Peterborough Awards.
06 December 2021
We are pleased to announce that Dr Simon Walsh has joined EEAST as Interim Medical Director.
06 December 2021
EEAST has been awarded some additional funds from the NHS E Volunteer Services Fund to support CFR activity over winter.
29 November 2021
Basildon station has formally opened a new wellbeing garden for staff, featuring a memorial bench dedicated to former colleague Neil Ruch.
26 November 2021
Staff and volunteers with EEAST were honoured last night at the Stars of EEAST Awards for their hard work and commitment.
25 November 2021
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of the three permanent executives to join the leadership team.
24 November 2021
An innovative project which has seen EEAST join forces with health and care partners in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to improve the support provided to end of life patients has won a prestigious HSJ award.
19 November 2021
People in Norfolk and Waveney experiencing a mental health crisis can now benefit from a dedicated mental health response car.
10 November 2021
We are extremely busy and we are asking for your help with the current high levels of demand for our services.
10 November 2021
Shortly before 2.30pm today our Computer Aided Dispatch and telephony systems experienced a failure.
09 November 2021
Please help support the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Charity by signing up to Amazon Smile.
04 November 2021
The public is being urged to enjoy Bonfire Night safely on Friday 5th November by the East of England Ambulance Service.
01 November 2021
Thanks to a Covid-19 grant received from NHS Charities Together, the EEAST Charity is currently distributing over 120 benches across 80 Trust sites for the benefit of staff and volunteers.
28 October 2021
Managing fatigue is important for all workers but it’s especially so in the emergency services.
25 October 2021
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been awarded Freedom of Entry to the Borough by Basildon Council in recognition of the heroic efforts serving the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
19 October 2021
A month to the day after suffering a cardiac arrest, 25-year-old patient Daira Jakobsone was able to meet her lifesavers at Kempston ambulance station.
16 October 2021
Frontline officers and Police Community Support Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary who are trained in Basic Life Support and the use of Automated External Defibrilators (AED) will now be notified and able to respond to a patient suffering a cardiac arrest in their vicinity.
15 October 2021
Tribute from Tom Abell, CEO to Sir Davis Amess
12 October 2021
We have two exciting open days coming up this weekend within our Ambulance Operations Centres (AOC) in Norwich and Chelmsford.
06 October 2021
A farmer who was inspired to become a community first responder (CFR) after having a cardiac arrest has helped to save the life of a neighbour exactly a year to the day after qualifying.
04 October 2021
A young boy who fell out of a tree and was treated and taken to hospital by EEAST’s HART team, took on a fundraising challenge this weekend to say thank you.
27 September 2021
A statement from EEAST on fuel supply issues.
16 September 2021
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and West Suffolk College are working together to broaden the scope of the Health and Social Care course with the aim of attracting more students.
23 August 2021
As part of our #ItsYourCall social media campaign we have created an activity book for children.
16 August 2021
Thanks to monies raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore, EEAST has been able to revitalise a run-down station space and create a blossoming wellbeing garden for staff and volunteers to enjoy.
11 August 2021
A grateful patient whose heart stopped twice in the back of an East of England Ambulance Service vehicle has thanked the crews who shocked him back to life and described them as “his heroes”.
02 August 2021
Tom Abell has today (2 August) taken up his post as chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).
30 July 2021
GoodSAM volunteer, and EEAST Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Martin Grove now has his own defibrillator to use when he attends patients in a volunteer capacity, thanks to a local family from Beccles.
29 July 2021
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is encouraging the public to use NHS 111 online for medical advice, with demand for 999 calls increasing and ambulance staff helping more patients.
Additional Lifesaving Equipment for Felixstowe, thanks to Felixstowe Community First Responders and the Rotary Club of Felixstowe
28 July 2021
During 2021, the Felixstowe Community First Responders (CFRs) have embarked upon a variety of fundraising activities in order to replace ageing lifesaving equipment.
16 July 2021
Recently, a team of EEAST colleagues got the chance to thank a 15-year-old lifesaver who stepped in to perform CPR when his dad went into cardiac arrest.
15 July 2021
Last week, two patients visited Waveney Ambulance Depot to thank the staff who responded to a serious road traffic collision they were involved in during May 2020.
09 July 2021
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is asking for the public’s help as it prepares for another busy weekend.
07 July 2021
It has been brought to our attention that some members of the public have received cold calls from a mobile number claiming to be an ambulance Trust. Read more...
07 July 2021
Our latest Quality Account which includes input from our commissioners and Healthwatch organisations has now been published and contains a wealth of information on the care delivered during 2020/21 against the nationally mandated and our own local priorities.
26 June 2021
16 paramedics and EMTs from Mid-Essex, some of whom are British Army reservists and veterans, will tackle the Three Peaks challenge in July to raise money for Combat Stress.
26 June 2021
Today marks Armed Forces Day.
23 June 2021
Today (23rd June) is Reserves Day and we are celebrating the amazing reservists we have working for EEAST. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that, should their country require them, they would be ready to serve.
21 June 2021
Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) aims to equip everybody across the UK and Ireland with the skills and knowledge, to make the right decisions about water safety.
15 June 2021
A volunteer for the East of England Ambulance Service has been recognised for outstanding contribution at an annual forum of leading figures in the ambulance service.
07 June 2021
Join us in saying a huge thank you to all our incredible volunteers across EEAST.
24 May 2021
Congratulations to Ben Hawkins, an Emergency Dispatcher based in Bedford EOC, who has been awarded, ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ at the Control Room Awards 2021.
06 May 2021
Following a competitive recruitment process, the East of England Ambulance Service has appointed Tom Abell as its new permanent chief executive.
31 March 2021
A community first responder (CFR) who has helped more than 500 patients while volunteering with the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has spoken of the enjoyment he takes from his role while encouraging others to consider following his lead.
22 March 2021
More than 100 people who have suffered a fall at home have received fast, effective help during the past year thanks to an innovative partnership between the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
17 March 2021
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has introduced bespoke, handmade cuddle pockets so that stillborn babies can be transported to hospital with compassion and sensitivity.
16 March 2021
People who have received an excellent service from call handlers and control room teams at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) are being encouraged to nominate their “heroes in headsets” for a prized national award.
15 March 2021
A Community First Responder (CFR) from Norfolk teamed up with a local care home and raised enough money to provide his local town centre with two defibrillators.
18 February 2021
EEAST has invested nearly £50m in 440 new ambulances which have been specially designed to make transfers more comfortable for patients while improving safety for crews and the care which they are able to provide.
16 February 2021
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), in collaboration with NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has today (15 February) launched a specialist vehicle offering patients urgent care support in their own home.
01 February 2021
Staff at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) are mentoring senior leaders as part of an innovative project designed to provide a vital insight into the challenges they face so that improvements can be made.
29 January 2021
A mental health response car that is a joint initiative involving Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and the East of England Ambulance Service is now live across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
28 January 2021
A Suffolk mum has pledged to walk 100 miles during January to thank our crews for saving her 35-year-old husband’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest in his sleep.
25 January 2021
Famous faces from across the eastern region have joined forces with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to show their appreciation to its hard-working staff as part of a special week which is giving people the chance to say thank you.
22 January 2021
A specialist paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has spoken of his “immense pride” after being named as a recipient of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
20 January 2021
Dorothy Hosein has today (20 January 2021) stepped down as chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, following a period of ill health.
19 January 2021
The New Year marked a significant milestone for patients in the north Bedfordshire area as Riseley Community First Responders (CFRs) attended their 1,000th emergency call on 2nd January 2021.
08 December 2020
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is investing more than £25m in state-of-the-art technology which will further improve the safety and quality of care which staff are able to provide to patients.
08 December 2020
EEAST crews in Ipswich have been busy knitting for patients!
As the weather gets colder, we tend to see an increased number of call-outs to the elderly. Part of our care is to make sure patients are comfortable and warm.
30 November 2020
A group of volunteers who give up their time to support the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust have been named as heroes for attending emergency calls during lockdown and helping vulnerable people.
04 November 2020
Dr Tom Davis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director provides tips for enjoying the fireworks season safely.
29 October 2020
A senior call handler with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has received a prestigious national award for remaining “calm and reassuring” while guiding a caller through a difficult birth.
28 October 2020
Tanoh Asamoah-Danso, Vice Chair of the EEAST BME Network shares his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement for Black History Month.
28 October 2020
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is holding an event this Saturday (31st October) to mark the reforming of a group of community first responders (CFRs) in Wells-next-the-Sea.
13 October 2020
Community First Responders (CFRs) in central Cambridgeshire are trialling the use of a new marked car and patients are already seeing the benefits.
13 October 2020
A pioneering project that will bring hospital-level stroke care to people’s homes has been launched in Norfolk.
12 October 2020
A long-serving clinician with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has spoken of his pride at being awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM) for the dedication he has shown to patient care during a career spanning nearly 40 years.
30 September 2020
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its latest inspection report into our Trust.
25 September 2020
Firefighters who supported the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) during the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic have been presented with a BBC award.
22 September 2020
Staff at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) have paid tribute to a much-loved former colleague by creating a colourful mural as the centrepiece of a special garden dedicated to his memory.
17 September 2020
Committed cadets have raised nearly £6,000 for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) after running, cycling and hiking the distance from Cambridge to Cape Town during lockdown.
16 September 2020
The EAST of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has responded to increased assaults and abuse against staff with a tough publicity campaign.
15 September 2020
Blue light colleagues who joined the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) to drive emergency vehicles during the height of the coronavirus pandemic have returned to the trust to fulfil brand new positions on its bank.
15 September 2020
Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive, has pledged to play a fundamental role in achieving positive and lasting changes to stamp out racism within EEAST.
09 September 2020
Today we are joining our blue light colleagues in the police, fire and rescue service and wider NHS to celebrate national Emergency Services Day 2020.
25 August 2020
EEAST is celebrating after its first group of apprentices passed their courses to become qualified emergency medical technicians.
19 August 2020
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been awarded £5m to drive digital transformation projects to further improve the safety and quality of the care which staff are able to provide to patients.
13 August 2020
Bedfordshire firefighters rushed to help a paramedic save a man’s life on Saturday (1 August).
10 August 2020
A ‘wellbeing garden’ where ambulance workers can enjoy much-needed downtime between callouts has been unveiled after a community push from the people of Huntingdonshire.
06 August 2020
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has issued a heartfelt message of thanks to blue light colleagues in the fire service for providing more than 41,500 hours of support during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
06 August 2020
Staff at East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) are taking part in a virtual ‘Blue Light Race’ organised by Fenland police officers to raise money for a specialist academy that teaches children with learning difficulties.
31 July 2020
East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and Her Majesty’s Coastguard are trialling an initiative which aims to improve response times to search and rescue missions on the north east Suffolk coast.
22 July 2020
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is saying a special thank you to the children of its staff for their patience and understanding during the coronavirus pandemic.
21 July 2020
Two Norfolk paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) went above and beyond the call of duty by tackling a fire in a top-floor flat before evacuating the building.
16 July 2020
Patient Transport ambulance driver Nigel Fitzmaurice has returned home following a five-week battle with the COVID-19 virus.
16 July 2020
Two front-line paramedics have won dream weddings totalling more than £120,000 in different competitions.
07 July 2020
Bedford firefighters enlisted to help East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) drive ambulances during the Coronavirus pandemic have designed and built a memorial garden at Luton ambulance station to show appreciation to their new workmates.
06 July 2020
The Chief Executive of East of England Ambulance Service has thanked staff for embracing new ways of working which have helped deliver faster response times during the first phase of the COVID 19 pandemic.
01 July 2020
East of England Ambulance Service are urging the public to show restraint, drink responsibly and remember social distancing on the first weekend that pubs and restaurants reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased.
30 June 2020
Dionne Jones, who completed a fundraising challenge for her colleagues while shielding during the Coronavirus lockdown, has raised over ten thousand pounds!
27 June 2020
To celebrate Armed Forces Day, senior paramedic Aaron Hill, shares his experience of being an Army Reservist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 June 2020
The Duke of Cambridge has visited staff from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 outbreak.
15 June 2020
On 5th May, 61-year-old Joy Green suffered a cardiac arrest.
What happened next is a perfect example of the importance of learning CPR.
15 January 2020
Vital equipment which significantly increases the chances of survival for patients who have had a cardiac arrest outside of hospital has had its life-span extended thanks to a generous legacy left to the region’s ambulance service.