Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich has welcomed the East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s decision to invest £17 million on 145 brand new ambulances and 110 rapid response cars between now and the end of June 2014.
Together with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, Dr Dan has led a campaign for more resources to be given to local frontline NHS paramedics and this new investment is good news for patients in Suffolk. Dr Dan will continue to keep the situation under review to ensure that improvements are made to ambulance response times for patients, particularly in more rural areas of Suffolk.
Dr Dan said; ‘This is fantastic news and long overdue that the ambulance trust has finally woken up to the fact that more resources are needed on the frontline.
‘This is something I have been campaigning for since I was elected as MP in 2010, and I am delighted the hard work put in by myself and North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has paid off.
‘This shows the ambulance trust has listened to what we have known for three years, what patients have known and what frontline paramedics have been saying. We now need to make sure this is delivered.’
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