07 December 2015 - PTS update: Flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire

As a result of floods in Cumbria and Lancashire; routine and non-urgent appointments and treatments have been cancelled. North West Ambulance Service Patient Transport Service (PTS) has identified priority patient groups e.g those requiring renal dialysis, and is working with treatment centres and NHS Cumbria CCG to ensure transport is provided.

Staff have been able to report duty as normal and have full access to PTS vehicles. The trust has established lines of communication between the area and regional command structures and local operational managers; as well as with key commissioners and other stakeholders across Cumbria.

The situation is ongoing and all issues are being managed in line with the Trust’s major incident procedures.