A FLEET of new ambulances have been deployed with state-of-the-art equipment to help paramedics treat patients quicker and more effectively.
East Midlands Ambulance Service has provided Lincolnshire with 37 of the impressive new vehicles, seven of which will be based in the county’s east division serving Louth, Mablethorpe, Alford and Skegness.
A team of 20 paramedics helped to design the fleet, ensuring it is fitted with best equipment.
Operational support manager Steve Pratten said: “There’s more room for treating patients, the equipment storage is a lot better, they’ve been laid out in a more efficient manner and they come with higher specification medical equipment.
“The treatment stretchers are a lot better padded, which is important, not only from a comfort point of view, but medically as well, as they reduce pressure sores. The drivers really like them.”