Over the past two years, residents in Blackpool will have no doubt witnessed the complete demolition and re-build of the site and we are immensely proud to showcase this new type of ambulance station.
The station will now house staff from Fleetwood, Lytham, Thornton and Wesham. The central ‘hub’ site, not only benefits staff, but also provides improved efficiencies on how they respond to patients in the community.
One of the key features is the ‘make ready’ facility, which ensures that ambulances are deep cleaned, maintenance checked, fully stocked with equipment and medicines and are ready go operational to respond to patients without a clinician having to undertake these checks first.
It also means that in the event a vehicle has to be removed from operation, a fast turnaround can ensure the clinicians are back on the road responding to patients without any significant delays.
CEO Daren Mochrie said: “It was an honour to welcome Lord Shuttleworth to officially open the new station which is now back operating in the heart of Blackpool. It was also an opportunity for me personally to thank all those involved in delivering this a ground-breaking project. So much thought has been given to how we can improve the way we deliver emergency and non-emergency care to the Fylde sector, as well as ensuring our staff have the right environment to help them do their jobs.
“It was also a great pleasure to welcome and meet the children from the local primary schools, Blackpool Gateway Academy and Waterloo Primary Academy, who have both been involved in various activities throughout the build, as part of our aim to involve the local community in the project.”