East Midlands Ambulance Service

East Midlands Ambulance Service
Area size 6,425 sq miles
Population 4.8 million
Budget £148 million
Chief Exec Richard Henderson
Website www.emas.nhs.uk
Two of the vehicles operated by the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

East Midlands Ambulance Service National Health Service (NHS) Trust (EMAS) provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people within the East Midlands region of the UK - covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire (except Glossop, Hadfield and Tintwistle), Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire).


In 2011 EMAS received over 776,000 emergency 999 calls.[1]

EMAS have a total of 67 ambulance stations, although four are vacant.[2] As of December 2014 EMAS have 522 ambulance vehicles, more than half of which are more than five years old.[3]

In 2013 EMAS took on 140 new emergency care assistants.[4] In 2014 EMAS announced they were bringing back the ambulance technician role.[5]

In 2010−11 EMAS missed key performance targets after a cold spell brought snow and ice.[6] By June 2015 EMAS had failed to meet their category 1 response times for the fifth successive year.[7]


EMAS previously provided patient transport services until contracts worth £20 million per year were taken over in 2012 by two private sector companies.[8] In 2012−13 EMAS had a budget of £148 million.[9] The Trust spent £4.3 million on voluntary and private ambulance services in 2013−14 for support in busy periods.[10]

In 2015 the service also faced a drop in funding of around £6 million a year.[11]

In October 2014 the Trust decided to spend £88,000 on upgrading its computer equipment.[12]

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