The East Midlands Ambulance Service has been discussed in a debate about NHS targets for ambulance response times.
People in the East Midlands have until tonight to make their views known on proposed changes to ambulance services in the region.
East Midlands Ambulance Service plan to close 66 stations as part of a consultation that starts today.
A meeting has started in Nottinghamshire to finalise major restructuring plans for ambulance services in the East Midlands.
The Trust wants to reduce the number of ambulance stations and instead create several "hubs".
Members of the East Midlands Ambulance board are discussing the proposals at King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield.
Campaigners have voiced concerns over the proposed changes. In some communities protests have been held and residents have signed petitions in an attempt to keep their local ambulance stations open.
A decision is due today on controversial plans that could see ambulance stations closed across the East Midlands.
East Midlands Ambulance Service wants to create 'super stations' and close smaller ones.
Unison is campaigning against the plan, and is due to protest outside the meeting that is being held this morning.
Paramedics in Derbyshire will protest tonight over proposals to reduce the number of ambulance stations across the county.
A report published on Monday by East Midlands Ambulance Service suggests there will be four main depots in Derbyshire.
The final decision will be made next week.
ITV News Central has learned that East Midlands Ambulance Service may back down on plans to close a number of ambulance stations.
The Trust has revised its controversial proposals to shut 66 stations and replace them with "super-hubs".
Peter Bearne reports.
ITV News Central has learnt that East Midlands Ambulance Service has backed down on plans to close around 13 ambulance stations in the region.
There has been widespread anger at the Trust's proposals to shut dozens of sites and create a network of hubs.
Following a public consultation, the Trust is now planning to retain stations in towns including Hinckley, Eastwood, Worksop and Grantham.
The Trust will make a final decision at a meeting later this month.
A decision on controversial plans to close ambulance stations acoss the East Midlands has been delayed for two months.
Last year East Midlands Ambulance Service put forward proposals to close sixty-six stations across the region and replace them with 'super-hubs'.
Thousands of people have attended protests and signed petitions against the plans. Ambulance bosses say they'll now look at alternative options.
A first respondent volunteer whose role is to serve local communities, arriving on the scene of an emergency before an ambulance can says new plans could cost lives.
The controversial plans are to close 66 ambulance stations around the East Midlands and instead set up 'super hubs' and standby points.
Adele Murphy says if volunteers are made to travel too far afield it will be too costly for them and as a result there will be fewer first respondents, which she says will put lives at risk.
A report considering views given during a consultation into plans to change services by East Midlands Ambulance Service is being questioned by the Bassetlaw MP, John Mann.
The report looks at the responses from local people over plans to close 66 ambulance stations around the region and instead set up 'super hubs' and standby points.
The report says "most respondents support the change in principle" but John Mann says 19,000 people in his constituency have objected to the plans.
On Mr Mann's website he calls the report a “misrepresentation of the response to the consultation” and has suggested that “Such bias in representing the facts is simply unacceptable and is a breach of both NHS guidelines and legislation.”
East Midlands Ambulance Service says a decision won't be made today. It's an opportunity for the board to assess responses. A decision is expected at the end of the month.