- June 5, 2019
- Posted by: Lesley Griffiths AM
- Category: Latest News
Patients in and around Wrexham are set to benefit from a multimillion pound Welsh Government investment in new ambulances.
In total, 111 new vehicles will be deployed across Wales, costing over £13.5 million.
The Welsh Government believes the newer vehicles will be more reliable, promising better performance and lower running costs.
There will be 71 emergency ambulances, 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles and 7 specialist emergency vehicles that will attend major incidents.
All the new vehicles will be chosen for their ‘cleaner, greener’ credentials, with the 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles being fitted with solar panels to convert available sunlight into electricity.
Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths has hailed the Welsh Government’s substantial investment and said: “This significant upgrade of the existing Welsh Ambulance Service fleet will help ensure patients receive the best possible treatment.”
“The new, more reliable modern vehicles will help provide a high-quality clinical service for the people of Wrexham and Wales, improving the care, comfort and safety of patients, as well as working conditions for the dedicated staff.”