Interim chief executive for ambulance trust

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An interim chief executive has been appointed to the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust.

Andrew Morgan, former chief executive of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, will lead the trust while the next stage in the recruitment process is carried out.

Maria Ball, chairman of the trust, said: “Andrew is a superb person to lead the trust whilst the next stage of the recruitment process is carried out. The trust is entering an important time as we work with new commissioners to agree how the service will be funded, what services will be provided to patients and to what standards.

“With Andrew’s extensive expertise within the NHS, he will be able to guide the trust forward to improve our services to patients, and see EEAST through the difficult winter period where traditionally we see an increase in demand on 999 services.”

Mr Morgan has worked in the NHS since 1982 and has held posts as chief executive at NHS Bedfordshire and NHS Harrow, and has spent time as a health authority director in primary care.