Friday, October 13, 2006

£16m ambulance service boost good news for Bridgend

An announcement that £16 million is to be invested in a new fleet of ambulances across Wales is particularly welcome news for Bridgend

The money will pay for 119 new ambulances and 67 other patient vehicles over the next few months. This outlay will provide drivers and paramedics with brand new vehicles carrying the very latest lifesaving equipment. It is the first instalment of the modernisation plan to bring the service up to speed to meet modern day needs.

The ambulance staff on the front line do a magnificent job and it is vital that we provide them with the support, back up and tools to do the job. I am confident that the new investment will go a long way towards improving the performance of the service and improving emergency response times.

With Bridgend situated at the bottom of the league table in terms of response times, I will continue to make representations on behalf of the people of the town to ensure that the new resources are targeted at the areas that need it the most.


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