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Trust moves to REAP 4

21 April 2016

Trust moves out of REAP level 5

Ambulance LogoFollowing a review of the Trust’s current REAP level, the executive team gave its support to the senior operational management team’s recommendation to move from REAP level 5 to 4 with immediate effect.

The Trust had been operating at REAP level 5 since Thursday, 24 March, following significant pressures placed on EOCs and A&E services and concerns regarding demand over the extended Easter bank holiday.

While acknowledging challenges still being faced with handover delays at hospitals across the region, in the past week activity has been within forecast and there has also been evidence showing a reduction in patient acuity levels.

The upcoming strike action by junior doctors, which will see them withdraw emergency cover between  08.00 and 17.00 on 26 and 27 April, is a concern for the Trust and as a result the senior operational management team will be keeping the situation under close review.

The senior management team would like to take this opportunity to thank staff for their continued hard work and commitment over this period.

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