Monday 22nd April 2013 – 10.25am – Chris Kowalik.
An ambulance station in Shropshire is about to be put up for sale as part of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s ‘Make Ready’ plans.
The Make Ready programme has seen the creation of two 24/7 fleet maintenance hubs where dedicated teams of Ambulance Fleet Assistants prepare, service and maintain the fleet of ambulances. The hubs are based at Abella Business Park, Shrewsbury and in Wrekin Drive, Donnington.
The hubs serve a new network of Community Ambulance Stations. The new Community Ambulance Stations have replaced the traditionally owned ambulance stations in the county, are lower maintenance and therefore have lower running costs.
Consequently, Craven Arms ambulance station is due to be advertised as for sale:
Craven Arms ambulance station, Ludlow Road, Craven Arms – offers invited in the region of £200,000.
As part of a sale of Craven Arms ambulance station, West Midlands Ambulance Service would wish to retain a small part of the site for use as a small Community Ambulance Station.