£7 million spent on private ambulances by East Midlands Ambulance Service

The amount spent on private and voluntary ambulance services by EMAS have been revealed

The amount spent on private and voluntary ambulance services by EMAS have been revealed

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Private and voluntary ambulance services responding to emergency 999 calls cost East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) more than £7 million last year.

Figures revealed from a freedom of information request for the year 2013, show that the total expenditure on private and voluntary companies was up more than £4 million compared with the £2.9 million spent in 2012.

The service which provides emergency urgent care services for the people within Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire spent more on the use of private firms in 2013 with figures rising from £1.5 million to more than £5 million from 2012 to 2013.

 

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