Dear South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information related to van-type ambulances displaying the wording ‘Specialist Paramedic: Emergency and Urgent care’.

Can you please provide the following information:

1. What crewing is put on these vehicles - number of staff, grades, additional competencies, etc

2. What factors would result in this type of vehicle and crew being dispatched rather than an Ambulance or Rapid Response Vehicle?

3. How many of these vehicles does the trust own?

4. What was the rationale behind the introduction of these vehicles and the associated crewing / deployments?

5. Please provide a breakdown of all kit and equipment that would routinely be held on one of these vehicles

Please treat this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Robinson

Dear South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to advise that my previous FIO request has now exceeded the 20 working days set down in law and is now delayed.

I am requesting an internal review and a response to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Robinson

Freedom of Information, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your email and I apologise for the delay in responding.

I have the information you requested but it still has to go through the Trust's approval process before it is released. I will follow up the approvers today and would anticipate completing your request by the end of this week.

Once again apologies for the delay.
Kind Regards,

David Akehurst
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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David Akehurst, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ben,

 

Following your recent FOI request, please find attached a full and final
response.

 

If we can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

 

David Akehurst

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust