New ambulance rolls into King’s Lynn

A new ambulance will be arriving in Lynn
A new ambulance will be arriving in Lynn

One of the new ambulances is heading to Lynn PICTURE: SUPPLIED

East of England Ambulance Service are improving their fleet of emergency vehicles.

The Lynn station will be receiving one of the 20 new vehicles, which are built on a Mercedes Benz chassis, issued in the first wave.

The first batch of 20 will be followed by a further 36 in June, which will take the fleet to 323 vehicles.

Head of operations support Paul Henry said the new ambulances will have a big impact on patient care.

He said: “I am delighted to see the programme to modernise the fleet continue.

“The ambulances will be equipped with a full set of brand new medical devices and the most efficient engine technology.

“This means better and more reliable transport for patients and staff, something we know that can have a big impact on our quality of response.

“We will continue a rolling programme of vehicle replacements to ensure the fleet continues to meet operational requirements.”

These new vehicles are part of the service’s plan to improve patient care and drive forward the massive vehicle replacement programme, which began nearly two years ago.

During this time the service has replaced 267 ambulances in six counties.

All vehicles are built on Mercedes Benz 519 Chassis with a coach built patient saloon and the most efficient Euro 6 engine technology.

The programme ensures that no emergency ambulance is older than five years of age.