Branch officer election results

The Electoral Reform Service has advised UNISON of the results of recent branch officer elections, where posts were contested. The successful candidates are Chairperson Stephen Cutler Branch Secretary Fraer Stevenson Health & Safety Officer Jeff Pittman Communications Officer Fraer Stevenson Convenor Andrew Martin County Lead (Cambs) Andrew Martin/Sarah-Jane Parson Further information will follow after the […]

Ambulance crews water safety

There have been many occasions when tea room chatter has centred around the risks associated with patients that are located near water or onboard vessels. This led to concerns that when crews arrived at waterside locations, they did not have the appropriate level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as life jackets to protect them if they inadvertently fell into the water.

Next generation Ambulance update

Despite horrendous weather predictions, members of the Vehicle Development team were able to visit the WAS Specialist Vehicle factory with regard to our next generation ambulance.

Mind your head

As part of the ongoing review into the uniform currently being worn by employees in our service, members of a small working party met at RAF Wattisham on 27 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to observe crews of the Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service as they underwent practical refresher training in the extrication of persons from road traffic incidents.

Voting for Unison branch officers positions open

Voting for UNISON Branch Officers Positions open.     Hopefully you will have had a letter arrive in the post this week from the electoral reform commission asking you to vote for contested UNISON Branch Officers for the East of England Ambulance Service Branch.   This is an important election for members as your vote […]

H&S Post bag March

The ambulance service is experiencing a constantly high level of calls via the 999 system on a daily basis (except it would seem on the days of action by the Junior Doctors) and we only have a finite number of crews and vehicles.

Ambulance seatbelts

It has been noted and commented on that a certain level of doubt exists regarding what is Fact and what is Fiction with regard to the safe conveyance of persons on our ambulances.

Ambulance design update

Unison Health & Safety has been working closely with the Trust for over two years on the design and development of our next generation front line ambulance. During this time, four concept ambulances were produced and members of staff were afforded the opportunity to become further engaged by road testing the ambulances

Branch AGM details

Branch Agm 2019 details The EEAST branch will hold “aggregate” AGM meetings for 2019. They will be held on the following dates and venues and times:- Friday 22nd March 7pm Meeting Room 1 Trumpington Meadows Primary School Kestrel Rise Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9AY   Wednesday 27th March 7pm Seacole 1+2 UNISON Regional Office Church Lane […]

Unison remain concerned Staff survey

UNISON remain concerned by a number of the responses from the staff survey at EEAST. The full report for ambulance trusts can be found here:-   We’re sure you wont be surprised by the results and neither is UNISON – long hours, staff shortages and the mental demand of the job place an enormous burden […]