New teams deployed to treat patients

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Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSITs) have gone live across the East of England to keep ambulances on the road treating patients.

PSITs will be deployed to emergency departments across the region where handover delays are continuing past 45 minutes, where no immediate resolution of the situation is apparent and patients are waiting for an ambulance response in the community.

The aim is to minimise patient wait and maximise the availability of ambulances.

PSIT staff will be clearly identifiable and will be dispatched to hospitals by a tactical commander as part of the East of England Ambulance Service’s escalation procedures.