Wales

£8.2m for 90 new Welsh Ambulance Service vehicles

Ambulances

Investment totalling £8.2m is to be spent on 90 new vehicles for the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The Welsh Government cash will fund 18 emergency ambulances, 67 non-emergency patient transport service vehicles and five specialist hazardous response team vehicles.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said the service "continues to experience a growing demand" every year.

It currently has more than 700 vehicles in its fleet across Wales.

Ambulance operations director Richard Lee said: "It's vital that we have a modern fleet capable of responding to everyone's needs."

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