Trust Board meets to discuss #WinterWise and #DontChooseToAbuse

Date: 27 November 2017

The rigours of winter pressures and the successful implementation new response standards will be in focus at the latest ambulance Board meeting.

Winter planning for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will see the service have to mitigate responding to potentially more than 370,000 incidents, based on last year’s demand.

Flu prevention will be part of the winter planning discussions, including staff uptake and encouraging more people to get the flu jab.

The Board meeting in public on Wednesday (29th November) will also discuss the recent introduction of the Ambulance Response Programme, which has involved UK ambulance services changing the categories they triage patients to.

Trust Chair Sarah Boulton will also take the opportunity to thank non-executive directors Sheila Childerhouse and Valerie Morton for their Board work in recent years - Sheila will be leaving EEAST in December and Valerie in mid-January when their terms end.  The trust is currently recruiting to these two non-exec roles.

During the meeting, the executive and non-executive directors will also  hear a student paramedic story, discuss the latest progress report on Our People and Culture initiatives including leadership and the #DontChooseToAbuse campaign around staff assaults, as well as the financial position, clinical quality, and performance. The session starts at 1.30pm at ambulance headquarters in Whiting Way, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire SG8 6EN, and Twitter users can follow #EEASTBoard. The Board papers can be found here

  • Summary:

    The rigours of winter pressures and the successful implementation new response standards will be in focus at the latest ambulance Board meeting.