East of England Ambulance service misses out on top award at Emirates Stadium

THE East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) has been recognised for its commitment to care at a national awards ceremony. Arsenal s Emirates Stadium was the stage for the 2009 Health Business Awards which reflects the examples of innovation, dedication

THE East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) has been recognised for its commitment to care at a national awards ceremony.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium was the stage for the 2009 Health Business Awards which reflects the examples of innovation, dedication and teamwork within the NHS.

Presented by BBC News' Nicholas Owen, the event on Thursday covered a range of categories, including awards for ambulance trusts, hospitals, health care technology, and air ambulance charities.

The EEAS was shortlisted with just a handful of other ambulance trusts, and although London Ambulance Service scored the winning goal, EEAS was proud to have been commended for the award.


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EEAS chief executive Hayden Newton attended the event. He said: "Despite not coming away with the award for the ambulance trust of the year, it was great to be commended and for the East of England Ambulance Service to be recognised among fellow health care organisations for our attention to clinical excellence and patient care."

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance charity received commended in the air ambulance charity award.

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