The £1.5 billion deal will also see new fleet rolled out across the network.
East: Big Increase in Ambulance Calls
The East of England Ambulance Service are investigating why they had a big increase in emergency call outs over the weekend.
They dealt with nearly 3,000 emergency calls on Saturday – a rise of nearly 30% on the last Saturday in March last year.
On average over the day more than two calls came in every minute with a peak in demand between 12pm and 9pm.
EEAST managers say they will be analysing the day’s activity in a bid to pinpoint reasons for the rise in both emergency and OOH calls but that there was no immediately obvious single cause, although the warm weather could be a factor.
Alan Murray, Director of Service Delivery, said: “It is of course a challenge when demand rises so significantly and unexpectedly but our staff and volunteers have done a fantastic job which meant a good service to our patients was maintained during the huge increase in pressure and I’d like to thank each and every one of them.
“It is difficult to pinpoint a single cause at this time, there could be many complex factors, including the weather, but we will be looking into activity further to see if there is any pattern that could inform our ways of working in the future.”
Could Addenbrookes Paedophile Doctor And Essex Teacher Been Stopped Earlier?
The world's first out of hours service supporting veterans across Norfolk and Waveney has launched.
It's Thought Missing Mobile May Be In Bin Lorry - Not Found By Police Yet
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.