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North East Ambulance Service response to latest inspection report by Care Quality Commission

Report published today

In response to today’s CQC report, Helen Ray, NEAS chief executive, said: “Over the last 12 months the ambulance service and the NHS as a whole has faced unprecedented pressures, the likes of which we’ve never experienced.

Ambulance service colleagues welcome Prime Minister to the North East

Rishi Sunak meets hospital and ambulance colleagues at North Tees Hospital

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Steve Barclay and NHS England CEO Amanda Pritchard were in the North East today to announce that frontline capacity will be boosted by 800 new ambulances, including 100 specialist mental health vehicles, and 5,000 more hospital beds backed by a £1 billion dedicated fund. 

Farewell to colleague Eric Caisley

Today we said goodbye to Eric Caisley, clinical care assistant from Morpeth. Eric passed away suddenly following a short illness in hospital on 27 December 2022.

Eric leaves his partner Tracy, his son Eric William Caisley and extended family, who were so proud of what he achieved throughout his life. His family wanted his colleagues to know that he absolutely loved his job with NEAS and wished he had been in a position to do it years ago.

NEAS supports defibrillator access in ethnic minority communities

NEAS is rolling out life-saving equipment to ethnic minority communities in the region following a successful funding bid.

The Trust applied for funding from the North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) as part of its ongoing community outreach project with ethnic minority communities, who are statistically less likely to perform bystander CPR according to national research. 

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