Ambulance station closure in Daventry judged too extreme

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UNION members are fighting the closure of Daventry Ambulance Station, arguing that the decision is ‘too extreme’.

Last month East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) recommended that 65 stations across the region are closed and replaced with 13 ‘hub stations’.

That would leave Daventry with no station and only what EMAS is calling ‘tactical deployment points’ - places where ambulances will be strategically placed to respond to emergency calls.

There is due to be a full consultation in September and a town campaign to keep the Daventry station open was signed by 2,000 people.

For more on this story, see tomorrow’s (Thursday) Daventry Express.