Dedicated ambulance Rapid Response Amenity Point opens at Hazlemere Golf Club
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Deputy Head of Estates Steven Cooper working together with Chris Mahoney, General Manager at Hazlemere Golf Club, Councillor James Malliff of Wycombe District Council, consultants Cube and Smart Building Systems Limited has opened a dedicated ambulance Rapid Response Amenity Point (RRAP) at Hazlemere Golf Club.
Maria Langler, SCAS Area Manager for Buckinghamshire said:
'The new facility is strategically placed to enhance the standard of emergency care across Buckinghamshire including the county's rural communities and will enhance the Trust's capability for rapid response. Further work is under way in the county to provide similar standby points in and around the Milton Keynes area.'
Chris Mahoney, General Manager at Hazlemere Golf Club added:
'We're delighted to have this facility at our club as it will provide immediate access to emergency medical care should we have an incident on the course. What's more, as most of our 500 members live in and around the local community, it enables us to become involved in giving something back to them, their families and the community.'
Speaking on behalf of Smart Building Systems Limited, Managing Director Darren Eaton said:
'We're very pleased to be involved in what is the first unit purpose built in our factory to SCAS' specification. In addition we were responsible for the ground works, utilities connection, and parking space construction. We are delighted to say that the unit was fully functioning 2 hours after arriving on site with the ground works having been completed over the previous few weeks .'
Commenting on behalf of SCAS Staff Side, Unison representative Darren Tompkins said:
'Staff side welcome this new RRAP for Buckinghamshire. Special thanks to Maria Langler Area Manager for Buckinghamshire, Emergency Services Manager Mark Begley, and to Deputy Head of Estates Steven Cooper for identifying the site and agreeing the lease with the Hazlemere Golf Club towards making our goal of improved community response a reality.'
The new RRAP allows staff who are very busy working 12 hour shifts some down time to have refreshment and to review the incidents they have attended whilst still being available to respond to the local community quickly and efficiently.
Councillor James Malliff of Wycombe District Council concluded:
'This is a big day for Hazlemere. The new RRAP symbolises a core strand of government policy in getting care to people where and when they need it.'
Published 10 May 2012