Estates Update Wigan Hub & Spoke: What’s that? The Wigan Hub and Spoke is a modernisation of estates, placing ambulance stations in areas that are more appropriate to provide an efficient service to all those that require urgent medical assistance. The new HUB will have the group administration based there with many supporting facilities. Crews will start their shift from the HUB and move out to incidents or to the SPOKES to stand by until required. SPOKES have been identified in the Leigh, Atherton, Hindley, Ashton areas to meet the demands to maintain the standards. All SPOKES will have facilities allowing staff to rest using modern kitchen and dining facilities with rest rooms to recharge their batteries. The Wigan Hub & Spoke project is a major investment for Fire and Ambulance in the Wigan Borough and it is an exciting time for all involved!