Local Ambulance Response Point opens in Hatfield, Doncaster

19 May 2020

Hatfield

A Local Ambulance Response Point - a new modular unit with staff welfare facilities - has been officially opened in Hatfield, Doncaster this week.

The unit, situated on the site of HMP & YOI Hatfield on Thorne Road, is one of five planned for the Doncaster area as part of Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s hub and spoke programme.

The ‘spoke’ facilities are strategically located in areas of high demand and are expected to help improve emergency response times in the town. The other spoke locations are being sited in Adwick, Bentley, Edlington and Rossington. They will support the main Doncaster Ambulance Hub in Clay Lane West where vehicles are prepared ready for use and ambulance service staff start their shifts. 

The new hub and spoke model is designed to be beneficial for patients and staff and supports delivery of one of the Trust’s key priorities – to equip our people with the best tools, technology and environment to support excellent patient outcomes.

Jackie Cole, Head of Operations (South Yorkshire) at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “It’s great to have this new facility available for our staff and we are very grateful to HMP Hatfield and the Ministry of Justice for their support in helping us to get everything operational so quickly.”

Mick Mills, Governor at HMP Hatfield, said: “HMP Hatfield is incredibly proud to be supporting Yorkshire Ambulance Service through the placement of a new ambulance base here at the prison that will go on to service the local community.

“I have no doubt that this facility will be of great benefit to Doncaster and the wider South Yorkshire community, and we are very humbled to be part of it.” 

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