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Meeting on ambulance cuts in New Mills tonight

East Midlands Ambulance Service want to close many of their 66 ambulance stations.

East Midlands Ambulance Service want to close many of their 66 ambulance stations.

RESIDENTS in New Mills will get the chance to have their say on controversial proposals to close the High Peak’s two ambulance stations at a public meeting tonight (Friday).

East Midlands Ambulance Service are currently consulting on their Being the Best review which will see ambulance stations in Buxton and New Mills replaced with community ambulance posts and hubs.

If agreed, the plans will mean High Peak ambulance crews will have to travel to junction 29 of the M1 - the other side of Chesterfield - to pick up and drop off ambulances at the start and end of each shift.

Hundreds of people attended a public meeting in Buxton on November 6, and a second meeting will be held at New Mills Town tonight at 7pm where locals can find out more about the plans and give their views.

Copies of the Being the Best consultation document are available at www.emas.nhs.uk, by emailing beingthebest@emas.nhs.uk, by calling 0800 917 9911 or from the public meeting tonight.

The consultation runs until December 17.

 

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