Wednesday, February 07, 2007

£55 million for ambulance services

Ambulances in Bridgend are set to have state-of-the-art digital radios installed to help them improve response times.

The £55 million upgrade was announced by Health Minister Brian Gibbons last week and marks a major step in the investment the Labour Assembly Government promised to modernise the ambulance service in Wales.

The new system will give far greater radio coverage across Wales, currently only two thirds of the country is covered.

Labour is proving that putting the extra money in the health service gets people in Bridgend the modern health and emergency services they deserve. These radios will help the control rooms keep in touch with the ambulance crews and will go a long way in improving response times and patient care.

Labour is building a modern, world class health service. Since the last election Labour has invested £700 million in hospitals and GP surgeries across Wales.

This is the investment that the Tories FAILED to support in last year’s budget. So it is clear for voters in Bridgend to see that only with a Labour Assembly Government will money go where it matters most – on a better NHS for all.

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