Zetland FM Local News - 7th June 2018
An incident on the A66 in South Bank caused delays for rush-hour commuters yesterday evening;
A multi-agency partnership responsible for delivering restorative justice across Cleveland has received a national accreditation for its high-quality work;
...and the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations are casting a light over the vital contribution that North East ambulance service volunteers make across the service.
An incident on the A66 in South Bank caused delays for rush-hour commuters yesterday evening.
Police and ambulance service personnel were called just before ten past five to an incident on the Eastbound carriageway near to the crossroads with Normanby Road at the Asda Traffic Lights.
Support from the Great North Air Ambulance was requested.
The A66 Eastbound was partially blocked, while traffic was also slow on the Westbound carriageway.
Eyewitnesses said that a man was laid in the road wearing a hi-visibility jacket, with a group of around six or seven people helping him.
It is understood that one person was taken to James Cook University Hospital by road following the incident.
A multi-agency partnership responsible for delivering restorative justice across Cleveland has received a national accreditation for its high-quality work.
Restorative Cleveland has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) – an external accreditation guaranteeing the service meets the six standards established by the Restorative Justice Council.
Restorative Cleveland is made up of thirteen organisations including the police, local authorities, victim services and probation services, with a shared vision of ensuring victims have access to high quality restorative justice at any stage of their journey.
Since its launch in April 2018, the team have handled 29 cases, with a victim satisfaction rate of over 95 per cent.
The NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations are casting a light over the vital contribution that North East ambulance service volunteers make across the service.
This week is Volunteer’s Week, and the North East Ambulance Service has thanked those already supporting the Trust by volunteering and hopes to inspire future generations to play their part in shaping the next 70 years of innovation and care.
More than 80 of the Trust’s volunteers were thanked for their support at a celebratory event held yesterday.
The Trust, which covers 3,200 square miles across the North East region, serves a population of 2.7 million people by handling all NHS 111 and 999 calls for the region, operating patient transport and ambulance response services, with support from 330 volunteers.