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FOI / 4066/ 2019 - Transporting bariatric patients


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

Can you tell me how many times over the last three years (separated by 2017, 2018, 2019 to date) the fire and rescue service has helped the local ambulance trust transport overweight/obese patients?

Final Response:

Please see below a table showing over the last three years, how many times Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have assisted the local ambulance trust transport bariatric patients.

Bariatric attendances assisting police/ambulance


Number of incidents









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