Lorely Burt, as Solihull's MP, successfully campaigned to bring back double-crewed ambulances to Solihull, after they were removed and stationed in Birmingham last year.
Following several months of negotiations, confirmation has been secured that double-crewed ambulances will return to Solihull. At first two ambulances will be stationed here, rising to three in the future.
The new ambulance station will be located at Solihull Hospital, with construction work currently taking place on the new doctors quarters and installation of computers, lockers and other equipment.
We would like to thank West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the thousands of local residents who supported our campaign.
Commenting following the announcement, Lorely Burt said “I have said from the start that Solihull needs and deserves Double-Crewed Ambulances permanently based here.
"I am very pleased that after a long campaign the end seems to be in sight.
“These negotiations have not been easy and I congratulate the ambulance service and the foundation trust for securing this agreement.
“I look forward to visiting the new ambulance station when it opens - as an observer.”