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Ambulance stations to be sold
2:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
TWO more Worcestershire ambulance stations will be sold as part of a shake-up of emergency healthcare.
West Midlands Ambulance Service is inviting offers in the region of £265,000 for Kidderminster ambulance station in Stourport Road, and £260,000 for the ambulance station in Cedar Road, Redditch.
Evesham ambulance station in Davies Road was put on the market in January with a price tag of £600,000 and will be replaced by a new community station based within the town.
It has not yet been sold.
The move is part of the service’s region-wide Make Ready programme, that has seen the creation of two 24/7 fleet maintenance hubs in the county where dedicated teams of ambulance fleet assistants prepare, service and maintain the fleet of ambulances.
The hubs are based at the refurbished ambulance stations in Spetchley Road, Worcester, and Lickey End, Bromsgrove.
The remainder of the county’s stations will be sold and replaced by a new network of community ambulance stations that will be leased rather than owned.
According to WMAS, the new stations will be lower maintenance with resultant lower running costs and will be greater in number.
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