A MULTI-MILLION pound new ambulance station is coming to Cardiff, it was introduced at the moment.
Welsh Authorities is investing £8 million in a state-of-the-art facility within the capital’s Pontprennau space, which would be the new house for emergency and non-emergency crews at present based mostly in Blackweir.
Emergency crews will gather their automobiles from the brand new station in the beginning of their shift and a few will take up positions at deployment factors throughout town.
Devoted Fleet Assistants will clear and re-stock automobiles within the station’s ‘Make Prepared Depot’, enabling frontline crews are extra available to answer emergencies.
Well being Minister Vaughan Gething was in Blackweir Ambulance Station to make the announcement.
He mentioned: “This funding within the Welsh Ambulance Service reveals our dedication to driving enhancements in response occasions following my announcement final week of plans to extend ambulance availability by means of a Ministerial Taskforce.
“The brand new station will give house for automobiles to be cleaned and restocked by a devoted crew, a job beforehand undertaken by ambulance crews, to allow frontline employees to be extra available to answer sufferers in the neighborhood.”
A enterprise case for the brand new premises was put collectively in full session with employees and Commerce Union companions.
A reconfiguration of the commercial park’s Merton Home has been led by the Cardiff-based Lawray Architects.
Renovations of the Merton Home constructing on Avenue Industrial Park in Pontprennau will start in Could and take round a yr to finish.
Chris Turley, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Interim Government Director of Finance and ICT, mentioned: “We welcome and thank the Minister for his funding in our new station.
“We’re particularly excited concerning the Make Prepared Depot, which can allow our crews to entry clear and totally stocked automobiles always, and thus spend extra time in the neighborhood with sufferers – to not point out bettering an infection management.”
Robert Brunnock, the Belief’s Locality Supervisor in Cardiff, added: “It’s taken fairly a while to progress this growth, so we’re thrilled to be getting into the following levels of acquisition and building.
“We want to thank all who’ve been concerned to this point and look ahead to progressing this contemporary and totally built-in facility for a number one ambulance service that serves the communities of Wales.”
Blackweir station’s fleet workshop will stay in the meanwhile whereas a separate enterprise case is developed with Welsh Authorities for consideration.
For extra data, please name Communications Officer Joel Garner on 01745 778672 or electronic mail Joel.Garner@wales.nhs.uk