Permission given to get up 200 new high tech ambulance vehicles for London
Permission has been granted for 200 new high tech ambulances and ambulance service cars to help save the lives on people in London.
London Ambulance Service will introduce 140 new Mercedes ambulances from March 2017, after a business case was approved by NHS Improvement. A prototype for the new state-of-the-art vehicles is currently being built.
In addition to this, 60 new Volkswagen Tiguan fast response cars are currently being rolled out across the capital, including Croydon, and a further 60 vehicles could be approved next year.
Deputy director for fleet and logistics at LAS, Justin Wand, said: “We are investing heavily in replacing our emergency vehicles and the 60 new fast response cars have already been well received by our staff.
“Our new ambulances will offer greater reliability, improved comfort for our patients, new technology and a more environmentally friendly engine.”
Some of the 200 new vehicles will bolster the existing fleet while others will replace older models which will be phased out.
A business case for a further 60 Volkswagen Tiguan fast response cars is due to be considered, with possible delivery in the next financial year.