An extra 330 staff are to be recruited for the region’s ambulance services as part of a multi-million-pound boost to help it cope with rapidly rising demand.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is also set to benefit from 160 more ambulances over the next three years.
Health commissioners have agreed to up the trust funding from the £213.5 million spent in 2017/1820 to £225 million in 2018/19. The budget could rise again to £240 million in 2019/20, if it effectively remains high.
The announcement comes after one of the most difficult Winters on record for the east of England Ambulance Service Trust.
Robert Morton, East of England Ambulance Service Trust chief executive said
Extra funding will mean the ambulance service can expand to meet The Rising demand.
Will Quince Conservative MP for Colchester said
The extra funding would help the trust deliver world-class patient care in an environment where demand is increasing.