Following widespread concern about ambulance response times in North Norfolk, Duncan Baker MP visited Cromer Ambulance Station on Friday.
Duncan met Lydia Lawrence (Station Operations Manager), Andrew Minns, and Keiron Cole to learn about the work of East of England Ambulance Service and the challenges faced by staff.
Duncan said, "I very much enjoyed meeting Lydia and her team. Our paramedics and technicians work incredibly hard and I want to thank them for the amazing work they do. It's clear we need to fight for more facilities at Cromer Hospital, to help our local ambulances remain closer to their bases and be able to respond quickly when needed. At the Norfolk & Norwich, we must get to grips with capacity at Accident & Emergency, which is currently leaving ambulances queued up out of action for hours until patients can be taken in."
"In the first few weeks of the new Parliament, I have booked a meeting with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, so I can bring some of the ambulance staff's innovative ideas to his attention, talk through the issues we experience in North Norfolk, and work to secure further investment in North Norfolk's emergency care facilities."