Letchworth and Stevenage set for new ambulances as service trust bids to improve

The trust are replacing 120 old and broken ambulances with new ones

The trust are replacing 120 old and broken ambulances with new ones - Credit: Archant

New ambulances are arriving at stations as a trust bids to improve its service.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) will be replacing 120 old and broken ambulances with brand new ones by the end of April, with three coming to Letchworth GC and one to Stevenage.

The Trust will also be replacing 68 of its rapid response cars with new Skoda Scouts by the end of June.

Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh said: “We need to get more ambulances on the road treating patients and we also need to ensure that those ambulances meet the needs of both the crews and the people they care for. It is my ambition for us to have no ambulance or response car that is more than five years old.”

Karl Edwards, EEAST General Manager for Hertfordshire, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to replace our older ambulances with these brand new ones. It’s important that we have as many ambulances on the road as possible and it’s also vital that they are in good working condition so that they can respond to patients in a timely and safe manner.”

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