Ambulance review plan is backed
Campaigners fighting to save Hinckley ambulance station have welcomed news that plans to keep it open could be back on the table.
Bosses at East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) say they will look again at an idea which, if it goes ahead, would have seen all the stations closed and replaced with two "super stations" – one in the city and one in the county.
The two in Leicestershire would be among 13 such stations across the East Midlands.
Following a meeting with Emas chief executive Phil Milligan, Tory MP for Hinckley and Bosworth David Tredinnick said: "I was told the plans were being re-evaluated and there will be a full evaluation of keeping Hinckley open.
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"Instead of having 13 hubs or super stations there could be 27, with a new base in Hinckley with more ambulances. This is good news and congratulations to people who campaigned so hard to keep the station."
Councillor Michael Mullaney said: "It's clear that the huge opposition from local people and ambulance staff has made Emas think again.