Ambulance

Ambulance Trust’s flagship development plans released

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has unveiled their plans for a new state-of-the-art hub that will improve response times for patients and incorporate the latest environmentally-friendly technology and materials.

According to EEAST, the rejuvenated station will be known as a “central reporting hub” and will provide staff with significantly improved facilities – as part of the renovation, a ‘make-ready’ zone will be installed, where teams will diligently monitor the state vehicles are in, constantly cleaning and restocking them to ensure crews can work as effectively and efficiently as possible when responding to potentially life-threatening incidents.

EEAST also say the hub has been fastidiously designed to make sure its environmental impact is as low as possible. The building will be powered by photovoltaic cells on the roof, as well as being constructed using ‘green’ methods and materials whenever and wherever possible.

The newbuild will also feature an outside gym, a wellbeing garden and fishpond, kitchen and dining area, and training rooms.

Jackie Nugent, infrastructure and estates transformation programme lead at EEAST, said: “We are investing significantly in our estates so that we can provide modern, fit-for-purpose facilities for our staff while improving the response we are able to provide to the public.

“This flagship development will form a blueprint which we will then roll out across the rest of our patch to ensure our committed teams are working from the right buildings and with the right vehicles and equipment to provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

Construction starting is subject to planning permission being granted, but if applications are successful, work is expected to begin early next year with officials anticipating the building will be operational by the summer of 2024.

In the meantime, a virtual walkthrough of the building has been developed – click here to watch.

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