Ambulance trust director announces retirement

PUBLISHED: 17:49 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:49 23 February 2018

Stock photo of an ambulance. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Stock photo of an ambulance. Picture: SIMON PARKER

An executive director at the region’s ambulance trust has announced his retirement.

Sandy Brown, director of nursing and clinical quality, announced his retirement to staff and volunteers after nearly 30 years in the NHS.

He has been on the East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) board of directors for three years.

Mr Brown said: “I am immensely proud of my service; I have had a great career and my passion has always been about patients and developing staff. I would like to thank everyone, and wish EEAST every success.”

Last month, EEAST medical director Mark Patten announced his resignation, after giving the organisation his formal notice in November.

The trust has seen its busiest ever days over recent months, and has come under criticism from MPs for delays.

On Tuesday MPs demanded “a lot more needs to be done” to ensure the crisis is never repeated.

Other News


Work is continuing this morning to demolish two more homes at risk of falling into the sea at Hemsby.


A 27-year-old who left his friend in “excruciating” pain when he pinned him against a wall with a Range Rover has been jailed for 18 months.


Students in Norfolk have been standing up to cancer in a week-long fundraiser organised by a 12-year-old.

As recent events demonstrate, the threat of coastal erosion is becoming increasingly pertinent.

Most Read

Psychological tests have been ordered into a paedophile who was caught by a group of vigilantes while trying to meet a child at Great Yarmouth library.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Tue, 13:28

At least three of the properties on The Marrams in Hemsby are expected to fall off the cliff-edge by tomorrow morning.

Read more
Hemsby homes
Thu, 12:09

Work has started on building a multi-million pound seafront leisure site on Great Yarmouth’s seafront.

Read more
Albert Jones
Wed, 14:11

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision with a car in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Several homes at Hemsby are on the brink of collapsing over a cliff edge - as these pictures reveal.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter