THE ambulance service which covers South Derbyshire is set to donate a vehicle to help people in Pakistan.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)will donate an ambulance to the Al-Madad Trust, which is a charity that helps people in Pakistan.
The double crewed ambulance could be driven on a 6,000 mile, 11 day journey or shipped to Kashmir, Pakistan where upon arriving, will provide a free service to transport the public to and from a nearby hospital which can be up to 10 miles away for patients.
The charity has previously sent six vehicles to the region.
The vehicle has reached its end of life use in accordance to NHS policy meaning it can no longer be used by EMAS to respond to patients.
Head of fleet services at EMAS Steve Farnsworth said: “Having spent years driving around Derbyshire, the ambulance will be well prepared to continue treating people in Pakistan.
“While we are not no longer able to use it to provide NHS services, it is in a workable condition.”
Engineer will form part of new history event
DETAILS of a history talk in South Derbyshire have been announced.
Alan Gifford will be talking about ‘George Sorocold. The Forgotten Engineer’ from 7.30pm on Thursday, October 10. The event will take place at Willington Old School, in Castleway.
Admission costs £2 and more information is available by calling 01283 702531.