WEYMOUTH – South Bank Emergency Medical Services have opened a new headquarters next to Weymouth Police and Fire Stations.
The 14,453 square foot facility is located at 60 Winter Street and replaces the temporary South Shore Emergency Medical Services space, which was located at 200 Libbey Industrial Parkway in Weymouth.
“It’s so exciting for our team,” Eugene Duffy, director of South Shore EMS, said in a statement. “This state-of-the-art facility only deepens our roots in Weymouth and will help us continue to care for the people who live in Weymouth.”
Ted Langill, chief of staff to Mayor Robert Hedlund, said the administration was “delighted” to see the organization grow in the community.
A 2018 review committee selected South Shore Health, which includes Weymouth’s South Shore Hospital, to manage the city’s emergency response services and answer 911 calls for medical help. The organization won the contract with Fallon Ambulance Service, which has served Weymouth for nearly two decades.
South Shore EMS also supports the health system’s Mobile Integrated Health program, which serves more than 7,000 people in their homes.
The new facility is the central location for all EMS staff on the South Shore and includes a garage for 18 ambulance and emergency response vehicles, offices, a gymnasium, dormitories, a staff lounge. and a conference room that other government agencies can use.
South Shore EMS has 150 employees, two simulation laboratories and 20 ambulances, which transport more than 25,000 patients annually.