Recognising our commitment to the armed forces
EEAST has been awarded ‘Veteran Aware’ status in recognition of our commitment to improving care for veterans, reservists and members of the armed forces community.
We are one of only seven trusts in the east of England and the second ambulance trust nationally to receive the accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.
Terry Hicks, Head of Operations in Norfolk and Waveney, and Armed Forces Champion said: “This fantastic achievement builds on the positive work which has taken place since we were presented with the gold award in 2018 and recognises the support we provide to our armed forces community.
“We employ a large number of veterans and reservists. To achieve this accreditation is a testament to the contributions that they make to deliver the best possible outcomes in their day-to-day roles.”
More than 90 precent of our staff have now received the second COVID-19 vaccination. This places us in the top 20 trusts in the country for vaccine uptake, which helps keep our patients, colleagues and families safer.
Celebrating our dedicated volunteers
This year’s volunteers’ week takes place between 1 and 7 June. We will be celebrating by thanking our dedicated volunteers and sharing some of their stories through case studies and videos. Throughout the week we will also be answering questions on social media about the volunteering roles available at EEAST.