Community Effort For Ambulance Crews

NHS Ambulance crews in Waltham Forest can now unwind in a new, greener, fresh outside space after Osborne teamed up with partners Waltham Forest Council, Aston and Travis Perkins to create a brighter break out area at Walthamstow Ambulance Station.

For the essential station, a base for approximately 150 ambulance staff and paramedics covering several London Boroughs, having a pleasant outdoor rest area is an important asset to support the crews where they relax after having provided a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies.

With Travis Perkins donating supplies, Osborne Operatives Stuart and Will worked alongside volunteers from Aston and off-duty station staff to build several plant and flower raised beds made from a mix of new and up-cycled materials.

Local Councillor Louise Mitchell dropped by to see how the project was progressing and view the flowers donated by Waltham Forest Council, bringing vibrant colours to the previously grey area.

After a demanding morning’s work, the result saw a transformation to a bright, inspiring and relaxing space that has not only proved a hit with Ambulance crews, but station cat Defib too.