The East of England has some of the worst ambulance response times in the country, especially in rural areas like large parts of Suffolk Coastal.

I have been leading the campaign to improve response times and get a better deal for patients. After much hard work the service has undergone a lot of positive change over the last few years and long ambulance delays are becoming increasingly rare. I will continue to press the case to make sure the service continues to improve.

07 AUG 2014

More Ambulances on Suffolk's Streets

Following the meeting with the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the East of England Ambulance Service hosted byTherese in July, the service have confirmed the number of ambulances deployed and new paramedics employed in Suffolk.

Therese said: "Since Dr Anthony Marsh joined the trust and embarked on his turnaround plan, 18 new ambulances have been deployed in Suffolk and 52 new student paramedics have been recruited. They have also appointed an additional 9 qualified paramedics."

Therese added: "It is very welcome news for patients across Suffolk that more staff and more ambulances are now out on the front line. The full turnaround won't happen for another 18 months but the Chief Executive has promised monthly updates by County so I will continue to press the case for a better service here in Suffolk."

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