NEAS raises level of alert due to "severe pressure."

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust today raised its operational status to "severe pressure" under a framework to protect core services for the most vulnerable patients in the region. There are six levels of alert in the national framework designed to maintain an effective and safe operational and clinical response for the UK's ambulance services. Today, NEAS was the eighth ambulance service out of 10 in England to declare its status at level 4. This means that while we attempt ...