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Official Opening of Hull's Two New Ambulance Stations

12 March 2010

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has declared Hull’s two new state-of-the-art ambulance stations officially open.

Formal opening ceremonies, held yesterday (Thursday 4 March 2010), were attended by staff, managers and local dignitaries including the Deputy Lord Mayor of Hull Cllr David Gemmell, Hull City players Nick Barmby and Craig Fagan and East Riding Town Crier Michael Wood. There were also representatives from all the local emergency services and the sea king helicopter from RAF Leconfield also flew in to mark the occasion.

The two purpose-built sites on Hessle Road in Gypsyville, west Hull, and in Burma Drive, east Hull are strategically located to enable ambulance crews to respond to patients in and around the city more swiftly.


Paramedic Ray Chapman and Chairman Dr Nick Varey unveil the plaque to mark the opening at east Hull station

Trust Chairman Dr Nick Varey unveiled a plaque at each of the stations which are home to 40
full-time ambulance staff, eight ambulances, four rapid response vehicles, a motorcycle and a cycle response unit.

Jack Ewing, Assistant Director of A&E operations for Hull and East Riding, said: “Over the years Hull has changed and demand for our service is vastly different to what it was when we were at the city centre station.

“Coupled with our standby points at Hull Royal Infirmary, Kingswood and Sutton Park Golf Club in east Hull, the new bases will allow us to provide a more responsive service that is tailored to the current needs of our patients.

“The stations are an excellent environment for us all to work in and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the project. I would also like to recognise staff at both locations for their patience and professionalism during the acquisition and development of the sites.”

The two new stations became operational in December 2009 and replace the 50-year-old Hull Central Ambulance Station which was located on Osborne Street.

East Riding Town Crier, Michael Wood and Deputy Lord Mayor of Hull Cllr David Gemmell OBE join A&E staff to celebrate the official openings of the two new stations

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department