Seal of approval for air ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture courtesy of Jim Garnett.

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture courtesy of Jim Garnett.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has passed its most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which confirms that everyone helped by the Charity receives care of the highest quality.

The EAAA, which provides the air ambulance service across Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, operates from bases at Cambridge and Norwich. It has to be inspected regularly by the CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care services in England, to ensure that its personnel and facilities meet a range of standards relating to overall quality and safety of care. The EAAA’s most recent inspections took place in February. The subsequent reports confirmed that each base was meeting the standards required in all categories inspected.

These recent CQC reports have been welcomed by the Charity’s Chief Executive, Tim Page: He said: “The CQC gave us a thorough inspection and we are very pleased with the results. We aim to be a leader in pre-hospital emergency medicine and the Commission has recognised the efforts we are making to achieve this. There is always more work to do, of course, and we are already aiming to exceed these high standards, but our dedicated operations and clinical staff should feel very proud that they helped the Charity to achieve such a positive report.”


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