Monday, March 25, 2013

Market Harborough ambulance station saved

Welcome news from the Harborough Mail:
A crunch decision today (Monday) has confirmed the future of Harborough’s ambulance station. 
East Midlands Ambulance Service rubber-stamped proposals put before its board to restructure the way it operates. 
It means Harborough’s station, at the St Luke’s Hospital site in Leicester Road, will remain.
The station had been due for the chop under the East Midlands Ambulance Service’s ‘Being the Best’ programme. However, a strong campaign led by Phil Knowles and the other Liberal Democrat councillors - see this post on the Market Harborough Liberal Democrats site - persuaded the service to draw up the revised proposals that were approved today.

Phil told the Leicester Mercury:
“I am delighted that Emas has looked at this and seen there was no case for closure."
Congratulations to Phil and everyone involved in this successful campaign.

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