alston community ambulance
Rory has written in strong support of the Alston community ambulance to the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Trust’s Director of Performance and Patient Experience, Sarah Byrom. The Penrith and the Border MP, who has long championed the valuable service carried out by the ambulance in the Alston Moor area, said that “the community ambulance is a testament to the resilience of the area” and has offered to chair a meeting with the Parish Council, the League of Friends of Alston Hospital, and NWAS in November to try and collaborate on a solution that would mean retaining the service for the residents of Alston Moor.
Rory said: “The community ambulance has been running since 1952, supported unstintingly by the local community and local authorities. None of us wish to see Alston lose its ambulance. Considering Alston’s location and low population, there is a demonstrable need for an ambulance service in this locality, and the loss of the ambulance now would leave the entire area without out-of-hours medical cover. I have offered to chair a meeting with NWAS and local stakeholders, and hope that we can discuss a mutually beneficial solution that will mean Alston keeps its ambulance.”