The East of England Ambulance Service left 200 jobs unfilled while paying out millions in overtime a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Telegraph report:

An ambulance service which has come under fire for repeatedly failing patients left more than 200 frontline posts empty while spending £12 million on staff overtime.

Last night a health minister branded the decisions taken by East of England Ambulance Service trust as “irrational” and said they had come amid a growing crisis at the trust.

The service, which covers six counties, has been criticised repeatedly for delays sending out 999 responses, which have put lives at risk.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.