Video: Campaigners toast victory as Louth Ambulance Station is saved from closure

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An unlikely u-turn has been declared as a victory for ‘people power’ after campaigners saved Louth’s ambulance station from closure.

On Monday East Midlands Ambulance Service approved a controversial shake-up of the way they operate in the region, with their trust board voting through its Being The Best programme which is aimed at improving response times and providing a better service for patients.

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The year-long saga at one point included plans to close Louth’s station but a petition which gathered over 3,000 names appeared to hold sway and EMAS later proposed a new plan which included Louth as an ambulance station as it is now.

The campaign was led by Louth resident Jackie Featherstone and backed by the Leader.

EMAS will now continue to develop plans to create nine ‘superhubs’, 19 ambulance stations and 108 community ambulance stations.

Watch the video to see Jackie and mayor of Louth Jill Makinson-Sanders reacting to Monday’s news.