Ambulance service to see major fleet efficiencies with Chevin FleetWave
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is rolling out Chevin’s FleetWave solution to bring far more effective management of the entire lifecycles of 1,000+ vehicles and 16,000+ associated assets.
EEAST is responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in the East of England, including the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, which are home to approximately 5.8 million people.
Bringing support for 1,100 trust vehicles and 16,000 associated assets, FleetWave will be used to facilitate greater control of fleet and asset data to improve efficiency and manage costs through better vehicle utilisation, maintenance schedules, compliance and accident management, replacing a previous legacy solution.
The contract win follows a tender for a “scalable solution that could manage its fleet and associated medical equipment across multiple locations”, with FleetWave’s capabilities being utilised to align with EEAST’s requirements.
EEAST will introduce FleetWave to its operation in five distinct phases. The initial phase, which went live in March 2019, saw Chevin’s CORE software deployed for crucial data migration to lay the foundations for the following four phases.
Paul Henry, deputy director of operations support at EEAST, said: “We are pleased that our Trust will soon start to realise the benefits of Fleetwave.
“The system will allow us to effectively track our vehicles in real time while also logging when they will be off the road for servicing or repairs, in turn helping us to effectively manage our fleet and make the best use of our resources on behalf of our patients.
“Introducing FleetWave should also bring cost savings to EEAST by reducing the amount of admin required to manage our vehicles.”
David Gladding, global sales and marketing director at Chevin, welcomed the new partnership, adding: “Thanks to FleetWave’s comprehensive capabilities, our software is well placed to take a leading role in attaining the Trust’s long-term fleet goals, and we very much look forward to working with the team going forwards.”