Rugby and Nuneaton ambulance stations will both be advertised for sale.

 

The overall plans involve creating two new vehicle preparation and maintenance hubs, one in Tournament Fields, Warwick and the other in Coventry, as well as 21 “community stations” across the county, including Shipston-on-Stour, Henley-in-Arden, Alcester and Southam.


Wellesbourne was the first place in the area to introduce the community paramedics team, who are trained to assess and treat people at home or on the spot, in a bid to cut down on the number of patients being automatically taken to hard-pressed hospitals by ambulance.


As reported by the Herald in September, there are currently seven conventional ambulance stations in Coventry and Warwickshire, one of which is in Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon.


The Stratford station will remain but the others will be sold off. They will be replaced by the new form of community station, which will be leased rather than owned. The new stations will need less maintenance and cost less to run.