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East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust bids for £38.6 million to improve stations across region




Ambulance stations in Bury St Edmunds and Barton Mills could be transformed if a £38.6 million Government funding bid is successful.

East of England Ambulance Service NHS...Ambulance on an Emergency call in King's Lynn. (3108201)
East of England Ambulance Service NHS...Ambulance on an Emergency call in King's Lynn. (3108201)

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has applied for funds to overhaul 10 ambulance stations across the region.

Last week it learned a further £6.5 million bid, for short-term improvements before winter this year, had been successful. I

f the subsequent application is improved, sites in Bury and Barton Mills would see outdated buildings replaced during 2020/21.

Wayne Bartlett-Syree, of EEAST, said: “If we were successful, we would be able to have staff rest, welfare, training and development facilities all in one place.

“If we do not get it, we will continue to enact this plan to put in new buildings, however it will be at a slower pace.”

The trust expects to hear the outcome later this year.

A further eight stations across the region are also in line for improvements.



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