Save our Ambulance services!

October 8, 2012 in Reports

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is in a period of consultation over proposals that would mean the closure of around 60 stations. They are to be replaced with 13 super stations and ‘standby points’. These will probably be portable cabins or shared premises with the police or fire service. The chief executive says this plan will improve response time performance, provide better welfare for staff and allow EMAS to operate within the budget. The reality is this is a cost cutting exercise. The current stations require repairs estimated to cost £12 million. Also, if EMAS does not achieve its target […]