Author Archives: East of England Ambulance Service

About East of England Ambulance Service

Our aim is to be the recognised leader in emergency, urgent and out of hospital care in the East of England....

It’s a very busy day for us. Nearly 2,0

It’s a very busy day for us. Nearly 2,000 calls so far – nearly 20% above what we’d see in a four-week average. More about It’s your call & using 999 right here:http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/your-service/campaigns/its-your-call.htm http://ow.ly/i/mpaec Advertisements

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Guest blog: There have been so many highlights being a CFR

David Halsey, of Haverhill, Kedington and Hundon Community First Responders, said… I have been a responder for five years, on average I do 96 hours per month.  I became a responder as I was diagnosed with an illness, and at the same time I … Continue reading

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Guest blog: There is a lot of satisfaction in helping people

Mike Poulton, a member of Wroxham and Hoveton CFRs, has volunteered for the last five years…   One day my wife noticed a CFR visiting one of our neighbours and she said “you could that”. It was as simple as … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Being a CFR has taught me that not every patient will present the same

  Danny Ayling, is a group co-ordinator for Holland/Clacton CFRs in Essex…. I have been a CFR for three years, in the last year I have become a student paramedic so I try to do as many as I can, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: I absolutely love volunteering

Claire Taylor, 26, is a PA in Cambridge by day and is a CFR in Ely in her spare time… I became a volunteer in May 2014 and on average I volunteer for around 20 hours a month. I wanted … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Making a difference when people are at their most vulnerable

Sharon Smith is the  co-ordinator of Newgate Street CFRs, in Hertfordshire…. I became a CFR in December 2014 and I average 75 hours a month and attend on average one patient a week. It’s not a big time commitment. I … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Just doing the little thing can make the biggest difference

Adrian Garnham is a volunteer with Stutton & Holbrook Community First Responders in Suffolk…   When I first started as a responder, I was working full-time in Ipswich as a bus driver so I would book on during my time … Continue reading

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