Ambulance stations face axe

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BASSETLAW MP John Mann fears for the future of Worksop and Retford ambulance stations after new plans put forward by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The service is looking to reduce the amount of stations it has from around 70 to 13 hubs, which they say will provide better support for crews and improve response times.

But the announcement was met with anger and dismay by Bassetlaw MP John Mann, who fears ambulances will have to travel from Mansfield to deal with Bassetlaw emergencies.

He said: “Lives will be put at constant risk. This is absolute madness. This announcement has been deliberately timed to coincide with the day the Parliament closes for the summer.”

For further coverage see this week’s Retford Trader and Worksop Guardian.