Ambulance Trusts are under huge pressure to reduce costs yet improve operations. Many trusts are consolidating sites and mobilising their workforce – and the more mobile a workforce, the greater the need for security that ensures vital patient and operational information can be easily and reliably accessed. East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) wanted to review its security strategy so that security within the Trust could be maximised, particularly for its mobile workers, yet costs reduced.
East Midlands Ambulance Service provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people. On average, they receive a new 999 call every 43 seconds – that’s around 2,000 calls a day. Their vision is ‘to deliver outstanding sustainable emergency and urgent care services across the communities of the East Midlands’.