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Welsh Ambulance Funding Boost will provide high-tech vehicles in our communities

Ogmore Member of the Senedd, Huw Irranca-Davies has welcomed news that the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) will receive 84 new ultra-modern operational vehicles thanks to a £10.9 investment from the Welsh Government.

A further £1.6m funding will be provided to the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) to expand their services in Ogmore and across Wales. The EMRTS works in partnership with Wales Air Ambulance Charity, Welsh Government and NHS Wales to provide consultant and pre-hospital critical care.

The funding package will be used to fund three specialist critical care ambulances and will see investment in equipment to support the expansion of the EMRTS service.

Huw Irranca-Davies MS said: “I am delighted that the Welsh Ambulance Service will benefit from this funding which will enable them to upgrade their existing fleet and continue their essential work via modern, high-tech facilities.

The turbulent last year has highlighted how we much we rely on our emergency services and the amazing work they do. A well-equipped NHS workforce is vital for the sustainable, high quality health care we want to see across Ogmore and the rest of Wales.