£600,000 bid welcomed by local MP in Stevenage

Date: 13 July 2018

A bid by us to enhance estates including Stevenage ambulance station has been welcomed by MP Stephen McPartland.

The £600,000 earmarked for the Babbage Road site will bring in facilities to clean and equip vehicles to get them back on the road more quickly.

We recently won a wider bid to invest in ambulance sites across the eastern region’s six counties help speed up plans for to clean, prepare and stock ambulances and response cars. Stevenage was one of 10 sites in need of this service, and the funding was part of a nationwide boost for the NHS’s 70th birthday from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, said: ‘Our ambulance service does a fantastic job, providing immediate care to local people. The crews and staff are dedicated hardworking local people and this further investment in the Stevenage ambulance station reflects our support for them. I can see that having better facilities will directly support better patient care, not only by getting to patients in need more quickly by speeding up things behind the scenes, but also supporting our dedicated crews to help them, help people when we need it most.”

Wayne Bartlett-Syree, Director of Sustainability and Transformation, said: “This is a significant investment which will improve facilities and enable us to save crews time, meaning we can increase their availability to respond to patients in the community. It will be in place by winter.

“It is part of a larger plan to provide more comprehensive support and well-being for our staff which in turn will reduce sickness levels and improve staff retention.”

The 10 sites are Chelmsford, Great Yarmouth, Hemel Hempstead, King’s Lynn, Luton,  Norwich, Peterborough,  Southend, Stevenage, and Watford.

  • Summary:

    A bid by us to enhance estates including Stevenage ambulance station has been welcomed by MP Stephen McPartland.