Ambulances will be stationed at 13 points across the south of Northamptonshire if new proposals to shake up ambulance stations go ahead.
East Midlands Ambulance has published the plans ahead of the board meeting on Monday March 25, where a final decision will be taken.
It shows that the Northampton North station is set to be upgraded to a ‘hub’ complete with a workshop and Brackley station will also be an upgraded station minus the workshop.
Deployment standby points will also be in Hardingstone, Towcester, Daventry, New Duston, Great Billing, Potterspury, Watford, Great Doddington, Northampton town centre and two more elsewhere in Northampton; one in the north west of he two and another in the south west.
The exact roads where they will be based will only be decided once final plans are approved.
Kettering will have a hub station, with 11 more standby points across the north of Northamptonshire.
The plans come after a three-month public and staff consultation last year on the ‘Being the Best’ plans, which EMAS said would help improve response times to emergency 999 calls.
Phil Milligan, EMAS chief executive, said: “The aim of our Being the Best change programme has always been to improve response times to emergency 999 calls and to improve the working lives of our frontline staff.
“I am pleased our staff, and the people and organisations who have an interest in the service we provide have taken the time to be involved, to have their say and help to shape our plans.
“In the true spirit of consultation, that is what has happened. We’ve listened to the responses received during the consultation and we’ve developed and shaped our plans using that feedback.
“Our service has got to change if we are to improve. The decision we make on Monday 25 March has to be right for our patients and right for our staff. I am confident that we will get it right for the people of the East Midlands.”