Ambulance staff help in Gloucestershire

A TEAM of four officers from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust have gone to help the Great Western Ambulance Service in Gloucestershire which is under pressure because of flooding.

A TEAM of four officers from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust have gone to help the Great Western Ambulance Service in Gloucestershire which is under pressure because of flooding.

The team of four, who are experienced in operations and emergency planning, travelled to Gloucestershire today in 4x4 vehicles and are planning to return on Friday.

The trust is also on standby to provide resources such as temporary shelter, light and heat, along with logistical support staff.

Oskan Edwardson, director of operations for the trust said: “We were happy to go to the aid of colleagues at the Great Western Ambulance Service when they contacted our interim chief executive Hayden Newton for assistance.”

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