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Meeting will discuss ambulance proposals

Guardian News

Guardian News

DISCUSS plans to close Worksop and Retford’s ambulance stations at a public meeting on Friday 19th October at 7pm.

East Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Phil Milligan and a paramedic worker will answer questions at Worksop Town Hall.

EMAS’ Being The Best consultation proposes the closure of 66 ambulance stations across the region, replacing them with 131 community ambulance posts, standby points, and larger ‘hubs’.

Worksop and Retford ambulance stations would close, with the nearest hub being at Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield.

Bassetlaw Coun Wendy Quigley set up the meeting calling for a ‘cross party approach’ to help inform the proposals.

“This exercise will gi v e the public the opportunity to make suggestions and speak to the officials,” said Coun Quigley.

“Improvements to response times in Bassetlaw are needed but we need a solution that does not involve crews being taken out of the area.”

She urged as many people as possible to attend the meeting.

“None of the proposals have been set in stone,” she said.

“What we need is for people to work together towards a plan that works for Bassetlaw.”

Find out more about the EMAS Being The Best consultation online at EMAS, by emailing beingthebest@emas.nhs.uk or call freephone 0800 917 9911.

 

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