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Ambulances (East Anglia)

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will ascertain and list the number of ambulances available to the various area health authorities of East Anglia.

The number of ambulances avilable to the three area health authorities of East Anglia is as follows:

AreaAmbulances
Cambridgeshire41
Norfolk52
Suffolk41
In addition, the following other vehicles are also available:

Cambridgeshire
Sitting case vehicles with stretcher facilities6
Sitting case vehicles11
Norfolk
Sitting case vehicles with stretcher facilities6
Sitting case vehicles2
Other operational vehicles7
Suffolk
Sitting case vehicles with stretcher facilities4
Sitting case vehicles7

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will ascertain and publish the increase in the number of ambulances made available to the catchment area of Doddington Hospital since the reduction in hours of the casualty ward.

It has not been found necessary to increase the number of vehicles operating in the Doddington Hospital catchment area since the reduction in hours of the casualty ward, but the situation has been met by increasing the number of staffing hours to cover the longer journeys to Peterborough.