‘You keep going because you care about your community and your patients, but who cares about us?’ Paramedic, East of England Ambulance Service.
UNISON surveyed over 900 frontline staff from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS). The survey highlighted the impact on mental health, following a worsening in working conditions over the past year. The survey also highlighted hundreds of staff are now regularly working 14 and 15-hour shifts. Some staff had worked 18 or 19-hour shifts.
UNISON wrote to the EEAS Chief Executive in September 2017, after written commitments made in April 2017 to bring in specific measures to reduce enforced
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