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Tribute to Sussex PTS staff

30 March 2016

Patient Transport ServiceMessage to staff regarding Sussex PTS

The Trust would like to pay tribute to the dedication and professionalism of all Patient Transport Service staff who are affected by the changes to the contract for the county which commences on Friday (1 April)

From Friday the management of the new patient transport service in Sussex will transfer to Coperforma with the transport facilities being provided by two subcontracted firms, Thames Ambulance Service and VM Langfords.

Many staff have transferred under TUPE conditions to the new provider while some have taken retirement and others will continue with the Trust. A number of volunteer car drivers will also continue under the new service.

Acting chief executive Geraint Davies paid tribute to the many years of service so many had given to the Trust and said: “It is a sad time but the new providers are fortunate to be getting such well-trained, committed and loyal staff who I am sure will continue to provide the best for their patients in Sussex. I wish them all the very best for the future and thank them for their professionalism.”

Management and patients have paid compliment to the exceptional service these many staff have provided over the years.

PTS manager Karen Dawes added: “SECAmb is proud to have such committed and patient centred staff in PTS, and value each and everyone’s contribution to delivering a fantastic service to the population of Sussex and Surrey”.

The Trust would like to thank all those staff for their outstanding commitment and service and wish them well with the new provider.

Message sent on behalf of Janine Compton, Head of Communications

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