Ambulance service gets a healthy rating

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AN AMBULANCE service has been given a clean bill of health after passing an inspection report.

The Care Quality Commission says that East Midlands Ambulance Service is meeting all essential standards of quality and safety in its care of patients.

Inspectors from the commission have inspected all the service’s divisions, control centres and headquarters along with speaking to patients.

Chief executive Paul Phillips said: “This is excellent news for local people and it speaks volumes for the skills and commitment of our staff who work hard to meet people’s healthcare needs.”

The report found that the service provides safe and appropriate care in a clean environment and treats its patients with respect.

It also stated that the staff are properly qualified and that there are enough staff to keep people safe and meet their healthcare needs. Inspectors also said that the complaints are listened to and acted on properly.

The service has now also launched an online news letter, Emas aspect. The first news letter looks at heroic parademics.Go to www.emas.nhs.uk/about-us/emas-aspect/emas-aspect-1/