“Louth and Horncastle must not become the Cinderella of the East Midlands Ambulance Service,” declared Victoria Atkins. “We need a better-focussed deployment of ambulances for our rural and coastal areas.”
Victoria has received numerous complaints about the availability of and delays in the ambulance service and decided to take those concerns to the top.
“I met Sue Noyes, the Chief Executive of EMAS, and told her of the problems and perceptions locally. I praised the dedicated men and women who run the service in the Control Room and on the ground, but expressed to her strongly the worries of local people – and ambulance staff – about service provision” said the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Louth & Horncastle.
Victoria Atkins visited the Control Room and saw for herself actual vehicles on the digital map. Of the many vehicles deployed throughout the East Midlands region, only a couple were in Louth & Horncastle. “This proved my point” stated Victoria “and I insisted that the Management of EMAS must visit the constituency after the election, listen properly to staff suggestions and direct resources and vehicles to provide a better service to Louth & Horncastle residents,” concluded Victoria.