Shropshire ambulance stations to be sold

Two ambulance stations in Shropshire are to be sold as crews move to new premises.

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust said they would be replaced with community stations which can be shared with other emergency services.

The stations being sold are in Tweedale, near Telford, and in Bridgnorth.

The buildings are on sale for between £110,000 and £150,000 a spokesman for the trust said.

In Market Drayton the ambulance service is already based at the town's fire station.

Whitchurch ambulance station has already been sold to West Mercia Police and will become a joint police and ambulance station.

Ambulance unions have said they are "working very closely with the service" to mitigate any problems around working practices for the staff involved.

The trust said it expected the new system to be fully in place by the autumn.

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