Ely paramedics receive new ambulance in latest East of England rollout - with new vehicle for March on its way

13:37 10 October 2014

New ambulances like this are being delivered around the region.

New ambulances like this are being delivered around the region.


Paramedics in Ely are among the first to benefit from a new ambulance as part of the latest region-wide rollout.

Twelve ambulances have been delivered to ambulance stations across the region in the past two weeks as part of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s fleet overhaul.

It follows a massive rollout of 147 new ambulances earlier this year to ensure that, by next March, staff will be using vehicles that are five years old or less.

Ely, Huntingdon, Halstead, Harlow, Corringham, Chelmsford and Peterborough have already received ambulances in the latest rollout of 120 new vehicles, with two going to Colchester and three to Ipswich.

Trust chief executive Anthony Marsh said: “Our ageing fleet was a real concern amongst staff when I joined the trust in January, and to have resolved this issue and have an entire fleet under five years old by March is an excellent achievement.

“I would like to thank our fleet and medical devices teams for all of their work getting these new vehicles on the road.”

Other stations set to receive a new ambulance in the rollout include King’s Lynn, Newmarket, March, St Ives, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds and Saffron Waldon.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories


There were dramatic scenes in Wisbech last week as firefighters tackled a blaze aboard a 3,000-tonne Russian ship moored in the town’s harbour.


A driver had to be freed after their vehicle rolled over following a crash in Murrow yesterday.


Two men will be sentenced for the manslaughter of a pizza delivery man in Peterborough.


An inmate at HMP Highpoint who held prison staff hostage for more than three hours with a makeshift ‘shiv’ to get himself transferred to another prison has received a 16 month jail sentence.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up