Ambulance call centre in Wokingham will closeBy Laura Herbert
May 09, 2012
Wokingham's ambulance call centre will close this summer in a move to cut costs.
South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust yesterday confirmed the centre in Finchampstead Road, along with its IT teams, will relocate to its headquarters in Bicester from July.
A spokesman for the Trust said: "This action will improve resilience and enhance our call taking and clinical assessment capability, enabling us to provide the best possible care for our patients into the future.
"There is a general move across England’s ambulance services to fewer, fit for purpose EOCs. Like all public sector organisations SCAS needs to make financial efficiencies whilst protecting front line services and patient care."
A GP out of hours service will continue to operate from the office for the time being.