Today, The Duke of Cambridge visited the Kings Lynn Ambulance Station at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to thank staff for their incredible work and tireless dedication in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Talking to some of the team from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), The Duke heard about the work that has been carried out to ensure they have been able to continue to provide services throughout the pandemic, including working collaboratively across blue lights services.
The crew spoke about the personal measures they have taken to support these efforts, and the impact it has had on them, their friends and families. They talked about the support that they have received from members of the public, local businesses and volunteering networks, and the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the mental health and wellbeing of first responders.
The Duke reminded the team of the Our Frontline initiative he launched a couple of months ago. It was created to provide round-the-clock mental health and bereavement support to frontline staff and key workers. Supported by The Royal Foundation, Our Frontline is run in partnership with Mind, Samaritans, Hospice UK and Shout85258.
EEAST provides round-the-clock accident and emergency services to 6.2 million people living in the east of England. The service operates over 130 sites and works closely with other blue lights partners, including air ambulances, to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care.
If you or someone you know is working on the Frontline and needs support, it’s important they know Our Frontline is there for them.
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