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The North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NEAS) is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in North East England, covering the counties of County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The trust was formed on July 1, 2006, following the merger of the old North East Ambulance Service and the Tees division of the Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Trust (TENYAS).

It is one of 11 Ambulance Trusts providing England with Emergency medical services, and is part of the National Health Service, receiving direct government funding for its role. There is no charge to patients for use of the service, and under the Patient's charter, every person in the United Kingdom, has the right to the attendance of an ambulance in an emergency. The North East Ambulance Service also provides Patient Transport Services (PTS) or non-emergency services to patients in the area.

The North East Ambulance Service currently owns in the region of 100 emergency ambulances, mainly Mercedes Sprinter chassis with WAS conversions and a number of Ford Focus response cars. NEAS is one of four trusts in the country to receive a "good" rating in the 2006/7 Healthcare Commission Healthcheck [1] report. This is the highest rating achieved by any ambulance service for provision of care.

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Locations

Headquarters
The main trust HQ is currently based in Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Control Centres
Control centres for 999 and non-emergency calls are based in two locations in the service, one in Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne and one in Monkton Business Park, Hebburn.
Fleet Workshops
The main fleet workshops is based at Pallion in Sunderland.
Training Centres
The two main training centres for NEAS are based at Fulbeck Grange in Morpeth and Earl's House Hospital in Durham
Ambulance Stations
1 denotes single staffed "community paramedic" stations
2 denotes stations that are co-located with Fire Brigade stations
3 denotes stations that are co-located with Territorial Army barracks
Future Developments
A new site to replace the closed Tynemouth Station has recently been purchased in Shiremoor and is due to open late 2009
A new secondary control centre and ambulance station in Monkton, Hebburn is currently under construction. When completed, it is intended that this will replace Hebburn ambulance station and the Middlesbrough Control Centre. Monkton is also intended to be the base for the Hazardous Area Response Team which will become operational in early 2010.

See also

References

  1. ^ North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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