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Plans to revamp Lynn ambulance station - if multi-million pound bid succeeds

Ambulance news (1985792)
Ambulance news (1985792)

Lynn’s ambulance station could undergo major re-development if a multi-million pound funding bid to the government is successful.

Last week, the East of England Ambulance Service announced the site would share a £6.5 million funding pot, which it hopes will ensure crews can spend more time helping patients.

But the trust says it wants to do more there if it can win the money to do it.

Officials have lodged a bid for more than £38 million to the government to replace what they describe as “outdated” buildings at 10 stations across the region, including Lynn.

If it is successful, they hope the project will be completed by 2021.

Wayne Bartlett-Syree, the trust’s director of sustainability and transformation, said: “Importantly, if we were successful, we would be able to have staff rest, welfare, training and development facilities all in one place to support our hardworking crews.

“The bid provides for a two-acre site with a 1,200 square metre building to accommodate ambulance crews and vehicles. Each site would have an improved vehicle maintenance workshop and an area to wash and restock ambulances and cars.

“We are expecting to hear at the end of the year if our bid has been accepted. If we do not get it, we will continue to enact this plan to put in new buildings, however it will be at a much slower pace.”

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