Town set for ambulance and community site

EMAS changes
EMAS changes

Sleaford is set to host a new ambulance station and a community station in a shake-up of East Midlands Ambulance Services (EMAS).

At the EMAS Trust Board meeting on Monday it was agreed to proceed with the final recommendation on its Being the Best change programme, which will see nine hubs, 19 ambulance stations (of which one will be based at Sleaford) and 108 community ambulance stations (with one based at Digby and another on Lincoln Road in Sleaford) created in the East Midlands.

The new community ambulance stations will be located within 30 minutes from the existing ambulance stations, and will be equipped with a fully functioning kitchenette, a dining area with TV, toilet facilities and parking for two vehicles.

East Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Phil Milligan said: “Today our Trust Board met to discuss the final recommendation put forward for our Being the Best change programme.

“This programme sets out how we will improve response times across the East Midlands and ensure that we are providing the right care. The changes will be better for staff, with more support and time to care for patients – not vehicles.”