The end of the fleet programme is nigh!

Our final round of new ambulances are soon arriving at stations across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

In June, 36 emergency vehicles will be replaced, taking the Trust’s fleet to 323 emergency ambulances.

Also coming at the end of July will be 23 new rapid response vehicles - all based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Paul Henry, Head of Operations Support, said: “I am thrilled to see the last ambulances arrive. To have an entire fleet under five years old is an excellent achievement.

“A big thank you to the fleet team, our clinical engineers, IT and logistics colleagues who have worked so hard to get these new vehicles out on the road.

“The work continues for the fleet team as we support the patient transport service and the hazardous area response team with new vehicles.”

These new ambulances are part of the service’s plan to improve patient care and drive forward the massive vehicle replacement programme, which began nearly two years ago.

It’s meant that we have replaced our entire fleet of emergency ambulances across the six counties, and this rigorous programme ensures that no emergency ambulance is more than five years old.

Pictured: Our new ambulances on the production line.

Published 9th June, 2016

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