East Midlands Ambulance Service


East Midlands Ambulance Service

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is the NHS ambulance service serving the East Midlands region of England. It is one of 12 Ambulance Trusts providing England with Emergency medical services, and is part of the National Health Service, receiving direct government funding for its role. There is no charge to patients for use of the service, and under the Patient's charter, every person in the United Kingdom has the right to the attendance of an ambulance in an emergency.

History

A combined service for the East Midlands was originally formed in April 1999, by the merger of the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (including Rutland) ambulance services.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service was reconfigured on July 1, 2006 and its operating area was expanded to include Northamptonshire (previously covered by the Two Shires Ambulance Service) and Lincolnshire (previously covered by the Lincolnshire Ambulance Service). However, Glossop in the north of Derbyshire is serviced by the North West Ambulance Service (formerley Greater Manchester Ambulance Service). The merger with the Lincolnshire authority was opposed by [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/4988826.stm some people] . North and North East Lincolnshire, although part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region were historically part of the Lincolnshire Ambulance Service, due to the difficulties of providing cover across the Humber. Although for some time the two areas were covered by the Humberside Ambulance Service up to 1996 they then reverted to the Lincolnshire service.

ee also

* Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom
* [http://beehive.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=4781 Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance] (based at RAF Waddington)
* [http://www.countyairambulance.com County Air Ambulance] - 11 counties including Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland and based at East Midlands Airport
* [http://www.wnaa.co.uk Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance] - based at Coventry Airport

External links

* [http://www.emas.nhs.uk East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust]

News items

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/6705261.stm Ilkeston paramedic stole bank cards from dead patient in 2005]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5133158.stm Formation of service in July 2006]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/4155947.stm Leicestershire ambulanceman jailed for seven years for 17 sex attacks in 2005]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1860906.stm Chief Executive suspended in 2002 for telling a crew to ignore a 999 call]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1566671.stm Paramedic loses eye when vandal throws brick through window in Derbyshire in 2001]


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