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Half Wiltshire's 999 call staff depart
7:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in Latest News
Almost half the staff in the ambulance control room in Wiltshire have opted to take redundancy rather than move to Bristol.
Great Western Ambulance Service, now South Western Ambulance Service, said last year that the control room in Devizes would close to save £700,000 a year.
The control room shut on March 5. Of the 28 operators there, 15 decided to move to Bristol while 13 decided to take redundancy and have now left the organisation, a spokesman said.
The Wiltshire ambulance control room was in the joint emergency services control room at police headquarters, Devizes. Operators taking calls to the police and fire service remain there.
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