Caroline responds to Ambulance firm going bust

Caroline has responded to reports of the Ambulance service provider Docklands Medical Services going bust.  It is understood that Docklands, which employed around 70 drivers, has gone out of business this week.

Caroline said:

“I have been assured by the CCG this morning that there is enough capacity in system to prevent adverse impacts on patitents but I urge anyone facing or noticing problems with the service to get in touch with me immediately.

“It’s not just patients who have been let down by the privatisation of this contract- drivers for Docklands have faced delays in being paid and now their jobs hang in the balance. It is totally unacceptable that many loyal NHS drivers who were forced to move to private providers such as Docklands have been treated this way.  Their dedication and commitment should be widely applauded and urgent steps must be taken to ensure that they are supported.

“Today I have phoned the Secretary of State’s office to request an immediate meeting with MPs whose constituents rely on these services.  I am in close contact with other MPs and the Chief Officer of the High Weald Lewes and Havens CCG, Wendy Carberry and have been assured no patients will be adversely affected.”


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