Jo Gideon MP opens ERS Medical’s West Midlands Site
ERS Medical officially opened its Campbell Road site in Stoke-on-Trent on 17th September, with Jo Gideon MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, as the honorary guest. Adding to our widespread national coverage, this site further expands ERS Medical’s presence in the West Midlands, servicing a non-emergency patient transport contract for Staffordshire CCGs and a high-dependency and non-emergency patient transport contract for University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, respectively.
The site’s formal opening was conducted by Jo Gideon MP who was given a behind the scenes tour of the Campbell Road site and shown the vehicles being used to transport patients. Jo also got an opportunity to talk to ERS Medical colleagues and learn more about the service being provided for the contracted regions.
She said, “It is great to get to know ERS Medical who will be providing a non-emergency transport service to many people in Stoke-on-Trent Central. By bringing their service to our region, they have also helped protect around 200 jobs while creating further employment opportunities in the patient transport sector. It’s important to have specialist providers like this who are progressive in supporting our NHS with the service they deliver. I’ve enjoyed finding out more about ERS, looking at their vehicles and meeting their team. It is my great pleasure to welcome them to the region and officially open their new site.”
Andrew Pooley, ERS Medical’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We were delighted to welcome Jo to our Campbell Road site for the formal opening event. Our new site is home to around 200 colleagues and houses around 50 patient transport vehicles. A lot of work has gone in to regenerate and develop the building, making it specifically suitable to service our contracts in the region. It was our pleasure to share the details of how we work with Jo and give her an insight into our operations.”
ERS Medical’s Campbell Road site is one of its three new bases in the West Midlands.