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Busy festive period for ambulance service

THE clinical support desks in the service’s control rooms handled 875 calls for lower acuity patients which can often mean a patient can remain at home and not need ambulance attendance, and community first responders volunteers, who are dispatched to life-threatening emergencies, attended 188 patients and put in thousands of hours of their own time.

Guide dog friendly ambulances to be unveiled

TRIALS of the first ambulances in the region adapted to improve the conveyance of patients with guide dogs will be unveiled by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). An event held at EEAST’s Cambourne HQ on Friday, December 20 will showcase a new ambulance which helps ensure that it meets the needs of guide dogs and their owners.

Serious RTC near to M11: Traffic tailed back to Lakeside

POLICE are advising motorists to avoid the M25 following a collision anti-clockwise between junctions 28 and 27.
A collision between a motorcycle and an articulated lorry occurred just before 7.30am this morning, Thursday, July 18.

Teenager struck down by bus outside Palmer’s

A TEENAGER was struck down by a bus outside Palmer’s College this morning (Tuesday). The collision happened at just before 9am on Chadwell Road, Grays.The Essex Air Ambulance attended but was not required.

Was “donkey” jibe tipping point as ambulance directors resign en-masse

THE REGION’s ambulance service is ‘drawing a line in the sand’ following the resignation of all remaining Non Executive Directors. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has received resignations from Margaret Stockham, Paul Remington, Anne Osborn, and Phil Barlow with immediate effect.

Woman found collapsed in Corringham car park

A WOMAN was found collapsed in a car park near Lampits Hill, Corringham. The ambulance service were contacted at 7.45pm on Saturday evening and found a woman unwell.

Man collapses and dies at Job Centre in Grays

A MAN COLLAPSED and died in the job centre in Grays.
Essex Ambulance service received a call to a man who collapsed in the offices near Derby Road at 9.26am. They sent the Herts Air Ambulance, a response car and ambulance to the scene.

Ambulance service make right call to “educate” public

THE REGION’S NHS ambulance service is today (Monday, November 5) launching an online campaign to educate people on how 999 calls are handled and prioritised. The Right Call campaign will focus on how the ambulance service makes the right call for all its patients by correctly assessing and grading each one for the right response time.

Two injured after road smash in Linford

TWO men have been taken to hospital following an earlier road collision this afternoon, Sunday, October 28. The East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to Northumberland Road, Linford at 12.38pm to a report of a two vehicle collision. Two ambulances, a rapid response car and a duty officer attended the scene.

Tilbury teenagers in hospital over firework accident

TWO TILBURY teenagers were in hospital after an incident involving fireworks. Ambulance crews were called to Sydney Road in Tilbury on Wednesday night.

Boy knocked down by car outside Ockendon Academy

AN ELEVEN-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car near to Ockendon Academy. The collision occurred around 2.45pm on Tuesday afternoon (Oct 9th) on Eriff Drive, South Ockendon.

Youth on scrambler bike in crash outside Palmer’s College

A MAN received ambulance treatment after a motorbike collided with a motor vehicle outside Palmer’s College at lunchtime today (Monday). The ambulance services were called at just after 1.30 pm today (Monday) to Chadwell Road, Grays.

Chainsaw incident in Messons Lane, Grays

A MAN was rushed to hospital this morning after an accident with a chainsaw. The ambulance service were called at just after 10.30am to Meesons Lane in Grays after a report that a man had sustained a serious hand injury.

Woman hospitalised after road collision in Grays

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “A woman received slight injuries and following treatment by the ambulance crew at the roadside, she was taken to Basildon Hospital for further assessments.”

Motorcyclist injured after road crash in Grays, Essex

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) were alerted to a man fallen of a motorbike along Stifford Clays Road, North Stifford at 10.21am.

Three children hospitalised after M25 collision

THREE children suffered head injuries and a woman was in shock following a collision on the M25 near South Ockendon on Sunday morning.

Busy night for ambulance service in the county

EAST OF ENGLAND ambulance service had a busy night across the county. They received 1,229 calls between 11pm-9am

Spare a thought for ambulance crews over Christmas

As the festive period gets in to full swing, and Christmas Day is approaching fast, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is asking the public to spare a thought for the accident and emergency crews who will be working over the Christmas period.

Two men injured at Titan lorry park

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The two men received injuries after a collision with a HGV trailer. One man in his 30s was taken to Darenth Park Hospital in Kent with abdominal and chest injuries. The other was slightly injured and he was taken to Basildon Hospital for further care.”

Boy suffers broken leg in Chafford crash

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The young boy was treated and stabilised at the roadside by the ambulance crews before he was taken to Basildon Hospital for further care to a suspected fracture to his leg.

Man crushed by lorry in South Ockendon

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We believe the man who is 28-years-old was working on a lorry when the collision took place. The ambulance crews already at the scene worked closely with the critical care team from the helicopter before the patient was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel by land with a serious foot injury.”

Man in hospital after falling from Orsett windmill

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The man who we believe to be in his 50s sustained a back injury during the fall. Paramedics treated the man and gave him pain relieving drugs to ease the pain whilst they removed him with the help of the fire service from the fourth floor of the windmill.”

Ambulance Service advice for strike day

Alan Murray, Director of Service Delivery, said: “A considerable amount of contingency planning has taken place in preparation for Wednesday. As always we are urging the public to ring for an ambulance only in an emergency. If you are experiencing chest pains, have difficulty in breathing or someone is having a suspected stroke, please call for an ambulance immediately.

Fatal crane accident at Tilbury Docks

RRV paramedic Ricky Walker said: “When I arrived I was shown where the crane had toppled over onto its side. On these cranes, the driver’s cab is situated about 10 feet from the ground, and in this case the impact had caused the driver to fall out through the glass cab.

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