The needs of ambulance crews are being met and standards exceeded following the opening of a new £2 million city depot, according to its manager.
The ambulance service’s new Ashgrove Road facility is now operational, with an official opening expected to take place on Friday, March 4.
It replaces the former ambulance station which was built in 1954.
Today, Milne Weir, general manager of the Scottish Ambulance Service North Division, praised the new depot.
He said: “We are looking forward to formally opening the new Aberdeen ambulance station.
“The new facilities are purpose-built to the highest standard, meeting the needs of our teams in Aberdeen and exceeding important infection control standards.”
He added: “Parking bays for 14 ambulances and 11 cars have been created as part of the development.”
Proposals were approved to demolish the old building in November 2014.
The state-of-the-art facility has been constructed to cope with modern demand by accommodating more staff and ambulances.
The former ambulance depot had capacity for 40 staff members.
However, the new facility will allow more than 100 staff to operate out of the Aberdeen site.
Built over two floors, the new building has five offices and four medical rooms to store sealed equipment such as syringes.