King’s Mill to become regional ‘super hub’ as 12 ambulance stations face axe

KING’S Mill’s ambulance station could be turned into one of just two hubs across Nottinghamshire for ambulance services, it was revealed today.

Twelve of the county’s stations will be axed if the shake-up proposed by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is given the go ahead.

The plan calls for ‘super hubs’ to be created at King’s Mill and Nottingham, with other ambulance services provided from ‘tactical deployment points’ at locations including Mansfield, Sutton, Warsop, Ollerton and Langwith.

EMAS chief executive Phil Milligan said: “Our plans are to deliver better performance which we know is important to patients and staff, and the changes we propose should see our response to immediately life-threatening 999 calls improve by about 5 per cent which means we will get to more people faster, enabling us to provide better patient care.”

The plan will be discussed at EMAS’ trust board meeting on Monday (23rd July).