Following reports that the East of England Ambulance Service Trust has lined up a new interim chief executive Dorothy Hosein to replace Robert Morton, who resigned in September, Euro MP Alex Mayer said:
“I’m pleased that a name is already in the frame and it is someone who knows the East of England and NHS. However I very much hope that we don’t end up with a series of interim bosses. The embattled service needs a permanent CEO to sort out the problems there and properly support hardworking ambulance staff to carry out their life saving work.
“The East of England ambulance service has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons with whistle-blower allegations of patient harm, the worst response times in England and daft ideas like using volunteers to drive ambulances.
“This is a tough job because at heart the Ambulance Trust’s problems are made in Downing Street. When the NHS and social care is so underfunded, we end up with queues at A&E and an increased workload for ambulances. The service doesn’t just need a new CEO it needs a new government.”