The Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service has promised to install a third Double-Crewed Ambulance at Solihull Hospital this September.
Dr Anthony Marsh made this new commitment in a reply to a letter from Solihull MP Lorely Burt.
Two Double-Crewed Ambulances were installed at Solihull Hospital in November 2014 following a successful campaign led by Mrs Burt. The ambulances had been operating out of Erdington after the old Solihull Ambulance Station on Hermitage Road closed in September 2013.
This is the first time Dr Marsh has committed to a specific date for the installation of the third Double-Crewed Ambulance.
Dr Marsh said, “We will be looking to crew the third DCA as from Septermber/October in the Solihull Area. We are pleased with the deployment of both Double-Crewed Ambulances in Solihull which have no doubt benefited the patients and the public.”
Mrs Burt said
“A third ambulance is good news for local residents and I welcome this successful outcome for my campaign.
“Our ambulances should never have been taken away and it has taken too long to bring them back.
“Nevertheless I very much appreciate the positive response I have had from Dr Marsh and the ambulance service.
“These ambulances will provide valuable reassurance for my constituents and help drive down emergency response times.”
Photograph shows Lorely Burt discussing the ambulance service with Dr Marsh