Views on ambulance service in Rugby wanted


Councillors will review the impact of changes to the ambulance service in Rugby at a meeting next month - and have appealed for evidence from the public.

West Midlands Ambulance Service closed the ambulance station in Brownsover Lane last year and replaced it with a hub in Coventry and two community response points in Rugby.

The changes aimed to improve response times and allow ambulance crews to spend more time on the frontline.

The council’s customer and partnerships committee will investigate the impact of the changes at a meeting on Thursday March 26 - and wants to hear evidence from residents about ambulance response times.

Committee chairman Cllr Andy Coles said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service has made some significant changes to the way they operate their emergency ambulance service in Rugby and we are keen to find out what difference this has made on the ground.

“We would like to hear from anyone with experiences to share - positive or negative - about ambulance response times in the last year.

“Anyone with an interest in this topic would also be welcome to attend our committee meeting.”

Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group also give evidence at the meeting about funding for local ambulance services.

Residents can submit evidence to the committee by emailing or by calling the council’s democratic services team on (01788) 533592.

The committee meeting starts at 5.30pm at the town hall and is open to the public.