South Scotland

New Borders ambulance station on horizon

Ambulance station in Galashiels
Image caption The new facility would replace the current ambulance depot in Galashiels

A new ambulance station to serve the central Borders could be built next to Borders General Hospital.

The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) said the facility, which would replace a depot in Galashiels, could provide a fit-for-purpose environment for staff.

A spokesman told BBC Radio Scotland that the current site was too small and did not meet modern needs.

The new station would be a joint project between the SAS and NHS Borders which is set to discuss the plans.

If the plans proceed, the Galashiels ambulance depot site would be used for a relocated Roxburgh Street medical practice.

It is proposed a paramedic would be based at the new health centre site.

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