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New 'ambo-buggy' for West Suffolk Hospital




Barry Moss, head of head of emergency preparedness, resilience and response at WSFT; Robert Bertram, chief executive of the HELP Appeal; Helen Beck, chief operating officer at WSFT; John Earnshaw, assistant manager for portering services at WSFT; Darren Cooksey, security management specialist for WSFT; Caron Clare, representing vehicle supplier My Golf Buggy. (2767497)
Barry Moss, head of head of emergency preparedness, resilience and response at WSFT; Robert Bertram, chief executive of the HELP Appeal; Helen Beck, chief operating officer at WSFT; John Earnshaw, assistant manager for portering services at WSFT; Darren Cooksey, security management specialist for WSFT; Caron Clare, representing vehicle supplier My Golf Buggy. (2767497)

A new medical buggy has been donated to West Suffolk Hospital to transport critically ill patients flown in by air ambulance to the emergency department.

The Bury St Edmunds hospital received the vehicle, known as the 'ambo-buggy', from The HELP Appeal charity, which provides funding towards helipad builds and associated equipment.

Barry Moss, head of emergency preparedness, resilience and response for West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust, said: "Previously patients would have been brought to the emergency department on a stretcher from the landed helicopter, which is time consuming, bumpy, and difficult to manoeuvre.

"Using this new medical vehicle we'll be able to get patients into hospital care more quickly and more comfortably."



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