Stevenage ambulance hub officially opens

Stevenage Hub Opening 2017

Today (28th September) saw the official opening of the new Stevenage ambulance hub.

The modern hub in the Motorway Industrial Estate, Babbage Road, provides a bigger and better base to respond to patients.

Local MP Stephen McPartland officially opened the new facility, he said: "I am delighted we have so many ambulances and talented professionals based here in Stevenage at the new hub. It is incredible the transformation that has taken place inside the building and the crews seem to be really enjoying it. I am proud of the continuing massive investment in our local NHS, which is making Stevenage a centre of clinical excellence."

Stephen was joined by councillors, NHS colleagues, EEAST staff and volunteers to celebrate the state-of-the-art facility, which was converted by Neville Special Projects Ltd Luton.

The facility was converted as part of a £1 million investment project in Hertfordshire, which included progressing Letchworth ambulance station into a stores facility and improving a depot base at Watford.

Robert Morton, Chief Executive of EEAST, said: “I want to thank everyone for joining us today as we celebrate this great milestone. This new site gives our staff better facilities to work from and a better base to respond to our patients and I would like to thank our staff for supporting this change. The opening of this excellent new ambulance hub is the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people.”

Steve Davey, Senior Locality Manager for East and North Hertfordshire, who is based at the station, added: “The new hub is much more effective than our previous space given the number of vehicles we now have in the local area. It forms part of a wider network of sites in Hertfordshire that ensures our staff and vehicles are located and managed in the most efficient way to deliver the best care we can to patients.”

 

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