Ambulance trust Chair to move on

Date: 10 June 2019

Sarah Boulton, Chair

Sarah Boulton has announced that she will stand down as Chair of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust on 30th June 2019 after over five years in the role.

Sarah joined the Trust in March 2014. Since then, she has overseen a great deal of change and a number of improvements at the Trust, including securing additional funding to modernise and transform the estate and invest in extra vehicles and staff. Sarah also oversaw the launch of the Trust’s clinical hub, known as the ECAT, which is regularly ranked as one of the country’s top performing hear and treat services, and has worked closely with health and social care colleagues to better integrate the Trust with the wider NHS for the benefit of patients.

Sarah said: “It has been a real pleasure and privilege to have served as the Chair of the Trust. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all staff, who do an incredible job every single day, and to our board of directors for all their support over the years.

“It has been a very difficult decision to step aside as we have a really fantastic group of people working at EEAST who are committed to doing their absolute best for our patients. However, as the Trust is about to begin the process of recruiting a permanent Chief Executive, I felt it was the right time to hand over to a new Chair so that they can be fully involved in that process.

“We have made some really positive changes to the service over the past few years, and I’m confident that I am leaving EEAST in a strong position. I wish everyone at the Trust every success for the future.”

Dorothy Hosein, Interim CEO of EEAST, paid tribute to Sarah, saying: “Our staff and volunteers have really appreciated Sarah’s commitment and hard work over the last five years. On behalf of everyone at the Trust, I would like to thank her for her dedication and the stability she brought to EEAST during her time in office.”

An interim chair of EEAST will be appointed while recruitment takes place for a permanent chair.

  • Summary:

    Trust Chair, Sarah Boulton has announced that she will stand down from EEAST at the end of June.