Responding to East of England Ambulance Trust plans to reduce the number of staff and vehicles delivering emergency response services across the area, UNISON branch secretary Gary Applin stated: "The proposed scaling down of resources across all areas will put patients at risk. 

"The Trust's own figures show that in many areas, staffing levels will be below what is needed for many hours of the day. 

"In rural areas, patients will wait for longer for any member of Trust staff to attend in an emergency and even then it is likely that will be a solo responder incapable of transporting them straight to hospital."

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