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Statement about West Midlands Ambulance Service

Following the latest news release issued by West Midlands Ambulance Service about the improvements to its ambulance provision, Councillor Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health and Deputy Leader of Solihull Council, welcomes the clarity from the organisation.

She said: “I had raised concerns with West Midlands Ambulance Service about the announcement to close the community ambulance station at Solihull Hospital and I am pleased that they have clarified their proposals for the service’s operating model.

“It is a well-respected service and one which we want to ensure provides the greatest benefit to residents. We need them to continually invest in their frontline services to maintain the ‘outstanding’ rated performance they have achieved and the high quality standards which residents expect.

“If utilising a central hub for ambulances to operate from will provide a better service for Solihull residents then that can only be a good thing.

“I look forward to liaising further with colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service and monitoring the new arrangements once they are implemented.”

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