Cambrian News photographer - Plan for new ambulance station in Aberystwyth

A NEW purpose-built ambulance station will be constructed in Aberystwyth if support can be obtained from the Welsh Government.

The Cambrian News reported “The Welsh Ambulance Service wants to provide a new ambulance station at the current site on Llanbadarn Road.

Better facilities would allow ambulance and rapid response cars to be cleaned without paramedics having to wait, and office space and training facilities for staff would be improved.

No plans or costs for the scheme have yet been drawn up as a business case has to be approved by the Welsh Government before any detailed work is completed.

But the ambulance service has revealed it has been in discussions with Ceredigion County Council to get advice from planners.

Richard Davies, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s assistant director of capital and estates, said that the service wants to provide a new ambulance station, but said developments are at a very early stage.

He said: “The Welsh Ambulance Service has ambitious plans to modernise its estate right across Wales over the next 10 years and we’re pleased to report that a new station in Aberystwyth forms part of that plan.

“Proposals are in the very early stage, but we envision that the purpose-built facility would include new and improved welfare facilities, office space, training facilities and a ‘make ready’ area for the whole region, where our vehicles can be cleaned and restocked.”

It is expected that the scheme would take two to three years to complete once it is approved by the Welsh Government” here.

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