The new Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, Anthony Marsh, will address residents of North Norfolk about his plans for the health emergency service.
Dr Marsh will be speaking at an Act on Ambulances campaign event and addressing the campaigners who fought for improvements when stories of poor response times were first highlighted more than two years ago. He will be the first Chief Executive to address members of the public since a number of damning reports from the Care Quality Commission were first issued over two years ago.
Anthony Marsh has joined the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) on a part-time basis, also continuing to work with the ambulance trust in West Midlands. He was brought in after concerns over poor response times in the East – in particular rural areas like North Norfolk – and worries over savings within the service which had planned to reduce the ambulance fleet in the area.
The event will take place on Monday 14th April at 8pm in the Cromer Community Centre on Garden Street. Questions can be submitted in advanced by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denise Burke, an Act on Ambulances campaigner, said:
“The Act on Ambulances campaign has been focusing on holding the ambulance trust and government health ministers to account over the failures within our local ambulance service.
I am confident that Dr Marsh is the right man to bring in the improvements that are needed within the trust, and I hope this year is going to be a turning point for EEAST. It is vital they are as transparent as possible going forwards, so I am delighted to announce this event taking place in North Norfolk on April 14.
This is a public meeting so members of the public are both invited and encouraged to join us to hear what Dr Marsh has to say, and also to put questions to the man in charge of our ambulance service.”