Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich has welcomed the East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s decision to invest £17 million on 145 brand new ambulances and 110 rapid response cars between now and the end of June 2014.
Together with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, Dr Dan has led a campaign for more resources to be given to local frontline NHS paramedics and this new investment is good news for patients in Suffolk. Dr Dan will continue to keep the situation under review to ensure that improvements are made to ambulance response times for patients, particularly in more rural areas of Suffolk.
Dr Dan said; ‘This is fantastic news and long overdue that the ambulance trust has finally woken up to the fact that more resources are needed on the frontline.
‘This is something I have been campaigning for since I was elected as MP in 2010, and I am delighted the hard work put in by myself and North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has paid off.
‘This shows the ambulance trust has listened to what we have known for three years, what patients have known and what frontline paramedics have been saying. We now need to make sure this is delivered.’
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...