Monmouth and Parkwall Ambulance Stations
The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust is carrying out a review of the national roster, which is due to be implemented in September 2022.
In Monmouthshire, it is proposing to remove the Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) based at Monmouth and Parkwall (between Caldicot and Chepstow) stations. This would halve the number of vehicles at these two sites and severely impede the ability of paramedics to respond to emergency calls, not just in the Monmouth, Caldicot and Chepstow areas, but would significantly reduce the resilience of the service across Monmouthshire. Concerns have been raised that these changes will put the lives of Monmouthshire residents at risk.
If you would like to help protect these vital services and give paramedics the resources to continue their incredible lifesaving work there are two online petitions on change.org called ‘Removal of Rapid Response Car from Monmouth’ and ‘Save Monmouth and Chepstow Ambulance Stations’, you can show your support by signing them.
You can also write to the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust, addressing correspondence to Mr Jason Killens, Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Vantage Point House, Ty Coch Way, Cwmbran, NP44 7HF.