It is now 3 years since we moved over to EMAS and during this time we have seen a few changes. The Ambulance service is very stretched, as is the whole of the NHS, which is keeping the group very active.
We did have 4 members that were based in the Rothley area and early in the year they left the Melton group to set up one specifically for their own area.
During 2017 we attended 1887 patients. The group committed to 12,217 hours ‘on call’ plus 300 training hours. These figures are down on last year but the 2016 figures included the Rothley based members.
We also had one of our original members, Elaine, retire from attending calls after 11 active years. Elaine is still a member of the group and is committed in other ways.
We are now working with 8 members going out on call but still able to provide 24/7 cover.