Just had this interesting press release from West Midlands Ambulance Service. It’s sort of full circle, really, as the last time Brownhills had an ambulance station, it was barely a couple of hundred yards away from the new base at the former Central Boy’s School.
Tuesday 28th August 2012 – 1.00pm – Claire Thomas.
A new community ambulance station has gone live in the Black Country.
The new station, at Brownhills Activity centre situated on the ‘ironman’ island off Chester Road North, opened for business at the end of July and provides ambulance crews in the Black Country a comfortable place to wait for their next 999 call.
The community ambulance station is a self-contained facility which is part of the activity centre. Fully equipped, modern and complete with toilets, a kitchen, TV and IT facilities, the standby point has everything ambulance crews need.
Jan Davis, Community Centre Manager for Brownhills Community Association, was approached by the Trust at the start of the year when a location for a community ambulance station was being sought in the area. She said: ‘It’s fantastic and looks really good.
‘Everything has just fitted together perfectly with private access, dedicated parking spaces and a secure building. We’re really pleased to be able to help the ambulance service plus it’s a real bonus for us in case we ever need their help!’
Paul Baylis, Black Country Area Manager North, said: “We’re really grateful to Jan and her team as it means we’re able to provide ambulances where they’re needed most.
‘This new station means that the Black Country is one step closer to completing the ‘Make Ready’ plans to overhaul and modernise the ambulance service in the Region.’