The town of Croydon has decided not to succumb to hefty costs increases in outsourced ambulance service from nearby Newport, and has instead decided to seek help elsewhere.
According to WNTK Radio, the town will now outsource ambulance service from nearby New London Hospital after a unanimous vote by the Croydon Selectboard.
The board was notified earlier this summer that Newport would be increase fees charges to towns who utilize the service, with Croydon facing an increase of more than $24,000 dollars per year.
New London Hospital will now house one ambulance at the Sunapee Safety Services building, which will help crews in responding to calls in both Sunapee and Croydon.
No information was made available as to how much New London Hospital is charging Croydon for the service, though Selectman Steve Cunningham told WNTK that the new deal provided better service at a lower cost.