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Ambulance stations closures

East Midlands Ambulance Service is to announce controversial plans to close ambulance stations across the East Midlands. Earlier this month, ITV News Central learnt that EMAS backed down on plans to close around 13 stations.

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Planned changes are aimed at improving response times, says EMAS Chief Exec

The Chief Executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service has told a board meeting that proposed changes are aimed at improving response times and improving the working lives of frontline staff.

The Service provides emergency 999 and urgent care across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

It currently employs around 2,700 staff at more than 70 locations.

Members of the trust's board are discussing in depth their concerns over major restructuring plans, which will be decided this afternoon.

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