Decision on the future of ambulance stations in North Lincolnshire is delayed
A decision on the future of ambulance stations in North Lincolnshire has been delayed.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) launched its Being the Best programme last year.
It proposes closing 65 stations, including the ones in Scunthorpe and Barton-Upon-Humber.
They would be replaced by 13 hubs, including one at Elsham and 131 standby points.
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A business case for the project was due to go before the EMAS board on January 28.
But after a public consultation, the service is now considering extra options and will instead present its case in March.
An EMAS spokesman said: "As a direct result of the feedback from the consultation, we are now looking at additional options, which will allow us to meet our Being the Best ambitions.
"On the EMAS estate, in particular, it means we will be carrying out further analysis to make sure the final proposals work operationally and financially.
"Therefore, the estates business case will now go to the Monday, March 25 board meeting, rather than the January 28 meeting.
"The additional time will allow us to continue to work closely with staff representatives to review the alternative options with the aim of developing final proposals for the board to consider."