Yorkshire Ambulance Service Serving Stokesley Area
02 November 2009
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is now providing emergency ambulance cover for residents living in and around the Stokesley area.
Following a review of service provision, YAS gained full responsibility for the area previously served by North East Ambulance Service on 1 October 2009.
YAS has established an ambulance sub-station at Stokesley Health Centre where a dedicated rapid response vehicle is responding to medical emergencies 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Vince Larvin, YAS Assistant Director for Operations for North Yorkshire said: “It is the first time the area has had a dedicated ambulance resource which is a huge advantage to the local community. The YAS team has responded to 90 medical emergencies in the Stokesley area in October.
“Patients continue to be our highest priority and YAS is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care.”
Heather Moorhouse, County Councillor for the Great Ayton area said: “I know that there have been concerns expressed in the district about this new arrangement but after examining the proposals in some detail, it does seem that the public will receive an improved service.
“YAS has agreed to monitor services in the Stokesley area closely over the next six months and report back to the local community.”
Produced By: Corporate Communications Department