A number of B31 Voices readers have expressed that they are unhappy with the use of blue lights and sirens by vehicles leaving the Hollymoor Hub in Northfield during the night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service, and other emergency vehicles, use blue lights and sirens when responding to 999 calls so as to warn other road users of their presence.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Abulance Service said: “All emergency ambulance vehicles have a legal exemption to use blue lights and sirens at night but it is at an ambulance driver’s discretion whether sirens are used. This is particularly the case in quiet residential roads.
“Following discussions with local residents, ambulance staff have only been using lights when leaving the Hollymoor Hub, except when required to protect the safety of staff and other road users when they also use their sirens.”
The spokeswoman informed us that the Trust has not received any direct complaints about the Hollymoor Hub in the last six months.
If local residents have any further concerns, they should contact the WMAS Patient Experience Team on 01384 246370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org