North East Ambulance Service joins blue light partners at the UK’s first carbon-neutral tri-station

7th May 2024

Later this month, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) will Bluelight partners outside Hebburn Community Tri-Stationbe joining Tyne and Wear Fire Rescue Service (TWFRS) and Northumbria Police at the newly operational carbon-neutral community Tri-Station on Campbell Park Road, Hebburn.

Designed with a focus on sustainability, collaboration and the community, this state-of-the-art combined emergency service centre is set to be the first of its kind in the UK to be completely carbon neutral.

NEAS staff will be moving into the new co-located station at the end of May and will host around 40 members of NEAS staff including paramedics, a clinical team leader and locality manager. The station will have three ambulance vehicles and one clinical team leader car.

Louise Norris, Locality Manager at NEAS said: “As we’re preparing to move into the new station, it’s great to be able to see the shared facilities in place for staff. It’s also a chance to work closely with our colleagues and build relationships as a collaborative emergency service.

The brand-new station is a fantastic asset to the community and the way we will respond to patients. I’m looking forward to moving the team over and working with our new blue light partners in the near future.”

Stuart Holliday, Strategic Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response at North East Ambulance Service said: “The new Hebburn tri-station exemplifies the close working relationships we have in the region with our Fire and Police colleagues.

“Co-location enables us to learn from each other and form strong individual relationships, so that if we are asked to respond together to incidents, we can work with a better understanding of each other’s capabilities and provide safe and responsive care to all."

The Hebburn Community Tri-Station, a flagship project for the region, is being developed by Esh Construction. The North East Contractor locally sourced materials and employees to create the landmark building, with 86% of employees working on the scheme residents from the North East. 

The new Hebburn Community Tri-Station is located between Marine Drive and Campbell Park Road in Hebburn, South Tyneside, and has replaced the existing fire station on Victoria Road West.