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Europcar Mobility Group Delivers For South Central Ambulance Service

Europcar Mobility Group Delivers For South Central Ambulance Service
16 April 2020
 

Europcar Mobility Group UK has supplied 61 economy-sized vehicles to MOD paramedics who have been drafted in to support South Central Ambulance Service’s emergency calls.

With the anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry Of Defence (MOD) paramedics needed transport to enable them to move between their barracks and South Central’s assigned ambulance centres.

“Thanks to Europcar we have managed to get additional resources in place for the anticipated increase in demand for these services.”

–Nicola Dunbar

Head of Operations, Community Engagement & Training, South Central Ambulance Service

 

48-hour turnaround

 

Within 48 hours of receiving the call, Europcar had delivered the first 32 vehicles. Working with Major Emma Allen and Major James Allen, South Central Ambulance Service Military Liaison Officers, their teams collected 24 of the vehicles from Europcar’s Southampton rental station and 8 other vehicles were delivered to their site in High Wycombe. The additional 29 cars were supplied over the weekend, involving four different Europcar stations working together to deliver as quickly as possible.

Nicola Dunbar, Head of Operations, Community Engagement & Training, South Central Ambulance Service said, “Having seen the announcement of Europcar’s ‘Together’ campaign in the media, I got in touch because I needed access to vehicles quickly. 

“Thanks to Europcar we have managed to get additional resources in place for the anticipated increase in demand for these services.”

 

“Together” programme

 

"We are proud that through our Together programme, our rental vehicles are enabling emergency services to continue operating across the country”, explained Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK.

The vehicles will be required for the next 3 months and Europcar stands ready to supply more, if and when required.

Picture: A paramedic, with an ambulance in the background

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 16 April 2020

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