Retford meeting for ambulance service changes

A PUBLIC meeting into the proposed changes by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will be held in Retford on Wednesday.

Saturday, 24th November 2012, 11:25 am

EMAS is in the middle of a consultation called Being The Best, aimed at improving ambulance response times.

The meeting starts at 6pm at the West Retford Hotel.

EMAS chief executive Phil Milligan will present the Being The Best consultation and answer questions.

EMAS is proposing to close 66 ambulance stations across the region, replacing them with 13 ‘super hubs’ and 131 community stand-by points.

Under the plans, Worksop and Retford ambulance stations would close. The nearest hub, where vehicles would be kept, cleaned and maintained, would be at King’s Mill Hospital in Mansfield.

Three community stand-by points would serve Bassetlaw, based in Retford, Worksop and Langold.