Alan meets Ambulance Chiefs


17 September 2012

On Tuesday Alan met East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) Chief Executive Phil Milligan and Chairman Jon Towler in Parliament.

The meeting was called to discuss EMAS’s planned shake up of how it distributes its ambulance stations and hubs throughout the region, and how Rutland & Melton will be affected by the changes, which are designed to improve response times. EMAS has drawn up an ‘Estate Strategy’ outlining what changes will be made and how the distribution of ambulances and paramedics in the area will be adjusted.

The consultation on the plans, which is open from Monday 17th September and runs until Monday 17th December, is open to the public ahead of a final decision in the New Year.

After the meeting Alan said: ‘I was glad to meet the Ambulance Service chiefs to get a clear idea of their plans to improve the response times, which have historically been poor. I would encourage people to take a look at what is being proposed and respond. I have already heard concerns from constituents about what the changes might mean, but I would encourage people to add their voices to the consultation so the Ambulance Service get the best idea of what local people want to see happen.’