21st Oct, 2017

Ambulance parking problems solved by helpful councillor

Leamington Editorial 13th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PARKING problems were causing a headache for ambulance chiefs in Warwick until a former mayor stepped in.

The parking of workers from businesses surrounding the Edgehill Drive headquarters of West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was causing access problems for ambulances until Coun John Holland helped the push to get a box junction installed at the entrance.

And to say thank you ambulance chiefs invited Coun Holland along for a tour of the hub.

Coun Holland said: “I was very impressed with the ambulance hub, its high levels of equipment and technology.

“The staff are very committed to their work and their vehicles are well equipped for the task.

“The trust’s approach is to try and resolve the patient’s problem as early as possible, thus avoiding the need for hospital treatment if this can be achieved.

“Paramedics are now able to resolve a third of calls completely without the need for further treatment.

“As the local county councillor I am very proud that this service is being provided from Warwick.”

WMAS area support officer Richard Dodd showed Coun Holland around the hub.

He said: “Coun Holland was extremely interested in the set-up and work of the hub and staff.

“He was also happy to see that the box junction is making a real difference to staff as they go about their duties.”

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