On Air WES VENN

: Waiting for next track...

New Style Ambulances For Herts And Beds

Skoda Scout Ambulance

10:01am 22nd July 2013

The first of the brand new vehicles announced in May this year will roll out across the region - including serving towns like Tring, Berkhamsted and Leighton Buzzard from this week.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will begin the delivery of 110 new Skoda Scout response cars on the road from July 25. This follows an investment of approximately £14m in new emergency ambulances and £2.3m in its response car fleet.

The new fleet of ambulances and rapid response vehicles (RRVs) being instated across the region as part of a new vehicle replacement programme. EEAST will have 145 A&E ambulances and 110 rapid response cars between now and the end of June in 2014.

Associate Director of Operations Support, Paul Henry told Mix 96:

"We are moving as quickly as possible to ensure these vehicles are on the road in a timely manner.

Our fleet team are currently completing the procurement process and we anticipate that 50 of the new ambulances will be in service before Christmas and a further 47 coming into service during March 2014. The remaining 48 ambulances are expected to come into service between May and June 2014."

The fleet team will work closely with operational staff representatives to refresh and review the ambulance’s design and specification to ensure it fully meets patient and staff requirements. 

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates
.

Comments

No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Please log in to comment on this page.

Suggested articles
TVAA Body Worn Camera

Air ambulance crew given live streaming cameras

The aim is to provide extra support to the front line staff and prepare better for the patient's arrival.

UCAV

New centre for cyber security & virtual reality innovation

£1.3m is being invested at the University Campus Aylesbury Vale

Most read
Police - tape & car

Pair die on M40

Two men passed away after their van crashed yesterday afternoon

Mix96 Travel

TRAVEL: Lorry hits Broughton Crossing bridge

The road is closed while TfB deals with the incident

Newer article

Bucks Glider Pilot Escapes Crash

Local: Man has lucky escape after his glider crash lands in a field near Milton Keynes.

Older article

Where Is Missing Aylesbury Man?

Local: Police begin search for a missing 21 year-old man from Aylesbury. Qasim Awan was last seen at the YMCA in Crest Road, Booker on Wednesday 17 July.

Top articles

TRAVEL: Lorry hits Broughton Crossing bridge

Local: The road is closed while TfB deals with the incident

John Lewis boss issues price pledge in 'volatile' environment

National: The new boss of John Lewis has said the retail giant is already seeing the effect of the Brexit decision - and warned that customers are showing signs of "uncertainty".

HS2: 'It's Stolen My Time & Things I'd Promised Myself For 40 Years'

Local: Stan Mason is 79 and has been fighting the High Speed route for over 6 years. We wanted to see how that's affected him

Frozen producer reveals film's original ending was very different

Showbiz: It made more than $1bn (£799m) at the box office and delighted children across the world, but Frozen's producer has revealed the film nearly ended very differently.

Aylesbury United move home again

Local: ...And it's still not back to Aylesbury

Alleged Islamic State sympathisers arrested over plot to bomb Venice's Rialto Bridge

World: Three alleged Islamic State extremists have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to blow up the Rialto Bridge in Venice.