Ambulance protest march - VIDEO

ANGER over proposed cuts to ambulance services in Worksop and Retford spilled into the streets this week.

Protestors marched through town centres to spread the word about East Midlands Ambulance Service’s controversial proposals to close 66 ambulance stations, including the two in Bassetlaw.

Protesters march against proposed ambulance cuts (w121024-1f)

Protesters march against proposed ambulance cuts (w121024-1f)

The ambulance service’s Being The Best consultation launched in September and runs until December.

It suggests that 13 ‘super hubs’ will be created across the East Midlands to maintain and clean ambulances, while community 118 smaller ambulance posts and standby points would serve crews during their shifts.

Our nearest hub would be at King’s Mill hospital in Mansfield.

The plans have been met with hostility in Bassetlaw, with EMAS bosses including chief executive Phil Milligan facing a barrage of criticism from the public.

- See this week’s Worksop Guardian for the latest on the fight to save Worksop and Retford ambulance stations - out Friday 26th October.