Ambulance service trusts reconfigured

June 2006
Emergency Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p2
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the confirmation by health minister Lord Warner that the number of ambulance' service trusts in England will be reduced by more than a half in July 2006. The reduction, a recommendation from 2005 ambulance review, Taking Healthcare to the Patient: Transforming NHS ambulance services, is central to a major reorganisation of the ambulance service. The Department of Health claims that a major benefit of larger ambulance trusts is improving patient care by raising the standards of services provided by all trusts to the level of the best.


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