Ambulance chief put on leave at £8,000 A MONTH after missing 999 targets

A boss at a failing NHS ambulance trust is on indefinite paid leave costing taxpayers 8,000 a month after missing 999 targets. Kevin Brown, 55, is not expected to go back to his 100,000-a-year job at the East of England service – one of the UK’s worst for response times. It took an average nine

and a half minutes to reach the most serious incidents in the

past fortnight – the UK target is seven. In less urgent but serious cases where a GP dials 999 over 10 per cent of patients waited up to 14 hours – the target is an hour. Mr Br

own joined as chief operating offi

cer from London Ambulance two years ago. The service has one of the UKs worst re

sponse times (Image: Alamy Stock Pho

to) Read MoreRelated ArticlesKnife crime horror as fatal stabbings rise to highest level since records began The Trust serves six million people i

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ambs, Essex, Beds and Herts. It denies claims that delays last winter led to 2

0 deaths, but was handed an extra 2.6million to cope with an expected rise in demand this time round. An insider said: “All that extra money has 2020第77期管家婆彩图 pretty much been squandered and he’s being made to carry the can.” Interim chief executive Dorothy Hosein would not comment

on Mr Brown but said figures due out this week “will not correlate the performance figures quoted. We thank our staff for their

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