Geraldine Scott Reporter email@example.com @Geri_E_L_Scott Updated: Ambulances already carrying patients to be sent to more serious calls Mon, 08:56 Geraldine Scott Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times. Reactions at both ends of the spectrum to ambulance boss’s resignation Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Geraldine Scott The resignation of the boss of the region’s ambulance service has been met with a mixed reaction. Mental health trust encourages nominations in staff awards Monday, September 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s mental health trust is asking patients, carers, and the public to help celebrate staff by inviting nominations for two special recognition awards. Ambulance trust chief executive resigns Friday, August 31, 2018 Geraldine Scott The boss of the region’s ambulance trust will leave the service. Four ambulance trusts, including East of England, record waiting times of more than 24 hours Thursday, August 23, 2018 Geraldine Scott A patient in the east of England waited more than 24 hours for an ambulance, it can be revealed. ‘First opportunity I’m out of this shambles’ - Paramedics anger at winter holiday restrictions and rota changes Sunday, August 12, 2018 Geraldine Scott Paramedics have claimed morale is at an “all time low” after new rules put restrictions on holiday time for half the year. Trust considering asking volunteers to drive ambulances to cope with winter pressures Thursday, August 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s ambulance trust has floated the idea of asking volunteers to drive ambulances to help cope with winter pressures, it can be revealed. Some improvements at mental health trust, inspectors find, but progress not quick enough Thursday, August 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott Inspectors have told the region’s struggling mental health trust that issues last year have not been fixed quick enough. Sun shines as revellers enjoy first day of Latitude Festival Friday, July 13, 2018 Geraldine Scott The sun shone as revellers descended on a Suffolk park for a weekend of music, theatre and comedy at Latitude Festival. Norfolk and Suffolk learning disabilities nurse is the best in England Friday, July 6, 2018 Geraldine Scott A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England. Video: Beach tragedy comes just two weeks after couple jailed for bouncy castle death of Summer Grant Sunday, July 1, 2018 Geraldine Scott The death of a young girl at Gorleston beach today has drawn stark comparisons with the death of a Norwich youngster also killed on a bouncy castle two years ago. New ambulance trust director is first woman paramedic board member in the country Friday, June 15, 2018 Geraldine Scott Paramedic Tracy Nicholls has been appointed as director of clinical quality and improvement at East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST). Damning review into leadership at Suffolk’s mental health trust reveals ‘tolerance of poor standards’ Thursday, May 31, 2018 Geraldine Scott Bosses at a struggling mental health trust have vowed to take action after a damning review into its leadership revealed a “tolerance of poor standards”. Mental health trust’s pledge to eradicate out of area placements by 2021 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s mental health trust has pledged to eradicate the use of out of area beds by 2021. New mental health beds to be opened for children and young people Monday, April 23, 2018 Geraldine Scott New mental health beds for children and young people are set to open in the region after a review found current services were not enough. Mental health trust denied government funding Thursday, April 5, 2018 Geraldine Scott A bid for more than £5m worth of funding to help solve safety issues at the region’s mental health has been rejected by the Department for Health, it can be revealed. Shocking figures show patient called ambulance service more than 500 times in one year Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s ambulance service received more than 500 calls from just one patient last year - but they were only taken to hospital 20 times. Review orders more ambulances on the road and hospitals to check patients in quicker after winter crisis Friday, February 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s ambulance trust will put extra crews on the road by using private ambulance services and hospitals have been ordered to take patients into A&E quicker. Video: ‘No stone left unturned’ in crisis summit over ambulance service held behind closed doors Tuesday, January 30, 2018 GERALDINE SCOTT AND MARK BOGGIS Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death. Suffolk man, 85, with broken hip waited for 13 hours on cold floor for ambulance Thursday, January 25, 2018 Geraldine Scott An 85-year-old man with a broken hip feared for his life as he lay on his freezing conservatory floor with hot water bottles strapped to his legs during a 13-hour wait for an ambulance. Man froze to death waiting for an ambulance, whistleblower claims Friday, January 19, 2018 Geraldine Scott A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period. Medical director at East of England Ambulance Service Trust resigns Friday, January 19, 2018 Geraldine Scott The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched. Ex-staff members speak out over ‘rotten foundations’ of mental health trust Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Geraldine Scott Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago. Revealed: The changes taking place at the region’s mental health trust in bid to improve Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Geraldine Scott The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover. Data shows mental health trust has cut doctors and nurses - but chief disputes the figures Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Geraldine Scott New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen. Mental health trust boss sets her sights on outstanding rating Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Geraldine Scott “Outstanding is the next step for us.” Cross-party group of Norfolk and Suffolk MPs quiz mental health trust on improvement plans Thursday, November 2, 2017 Geraldine Scott Seven MPs from across Norfolk and Suffolk met with mental health bosses to thrash out an action plan for recovery. Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust appoints interim director of nursing after damning inspection report Saturday, October 21, 2017 Geraldine Scott An interim director of nursing, quality and patient safety has been appointed at the region’s mental health trust. Two chiefs from region’s failing mental health trust to step down Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Geraldine Scott Two executive directors have handed in their resignations at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust. Not enough staff, not enough beds - inspectors brand region’s mental health trust inadequate again Sunday, October 15, 2017 Geraldine Scott The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.