St John Ambulance has signed up Renault trucks dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) to help keep its emergency vehicles on the road.
The charity is using its volunteers to help alleviate some of the pressure on NHS resources, backed by the allocation of around 100 front-line ambulances to support 999 calls and patient transport, and a new emergency fundraising appeal #SaveLivesTogether.
To play its part, RHCV has signed up as vehicle maintenance provider for the East Midlands, providing roadside assistance and workshop repairs with the help of its sites in Nottingham, Cossington, Alfreton and Northampton.
Richard Clarke, regional fleet coordinator for the East Region at St John Ambulance, said: “Because of the nature of what we do, we need to rely on a workshop that can deliver a quick and efficient service, minimising our vehicle downtime. Our ambulances are never too far away from one of RHCV’s sites, making them perfect for us.”
Paul Pearson, commercial director at RHCV, added: “We are honoured to do our bit and help the people fighting on the front line. We want to continue to support St John Ambulance as much as possible by ensuring its vehicles can continue to operate when they are needed most.”