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Changes to ambulance service in Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire will go ahead after new plans were approved today.
The East Midlands Ambulance Service originally wanted to close 66 stations - but downgraded the plans after fierce protests. They've now agreed to close fewer stations but the Ambulance workers' union says it's a "cull too far." Helen Steel reports.
Plans to restructure East Midlands Ambulance Service have been approved.
It will mean fewer main ambulance stations but smaller community ambulance sites, many of which could be shared with existing emergency services.
The approval plans are for 28 main ambulance stations and 108 community ambulance stations which will be sites where staff can rest between jobs.
A decision is due today on controversial plans to close ambulance stations in our area. East Midlands Ambulance Service want to create 'super stations' and close smaller stations. Unison is campaigning against the plan and is due to protest outside the conference being held this morning.