EEAST Volunteers Conference is a huge success

Date: 11 October 2019

Dorothy Hosein and Professor Douglas Chamberlain, EEAST Volunteer Conference 2019

More than 100 volunteers attended the first East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EEAST) Volunteers Conference on Saturday (5 October).

The volunteers shared experiences, learnt about new innovations in emergency care, heard patient stories, attended workshops and exhibitions and enjoyed a presentation from world-renowned guest speaker Professor Douglas Chamberlain CBE, a founder member of the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Dorothy Hosein, Interim Chief Executive, said: “This great event was a chance for me to thank all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication both to the Trust and to patients and the public across the East of England.

“We have exciting plans to support our volunteer workforce even more in the future. They make an enormous difference to the care we deliver to our patients every single day.”

 
Students from Melbourn Village College get hands on with life saving equipment.

All volunteers and their families were given the opportunity to protect themselves, their families and the people around them from flu by having a flu vaccination.

The Volunteer Conference was hosted by staff at Melbourn Village College and supported by operational partners including MAGPAS, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, Cardiac Science, Mangar Health, Raizer by Felgains in addition to EEAST specialist services.

Anyone interested in becoming an EEAST volunteer should e-mail EEASTCFRS@eastamb.nhs.uk

  • Summary:

    More than 100 volunteers attended the first East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Volunteers Conference on Saturday (5 October).