Gold Cross will close downtown Duluth station

Gold Cross Ambulance will close its downtown Duluth response center in September and will serve the downtown area with a tactic similar to police patrols, the Mayo Clinic Public Affairs office said today.

Two ambulances will travel around downtown on call to respond to emergencies during daytime hours, with one during the night, said Bryan Anderson, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., which owns Gold Cross.

“Patients won’t see a difference; there just won’t be a station downtown,” Anderson said. “The number of personnel won’t change.”

Gold Cross also will continue to serve the Twin Ports from its locations in West Duluth, Superior and Hawthorne, Wis., Anderson said.

“The downtown location doesn’t meet the needs of Gold Cross, and they can serve the area without that fourth location,” Anderson said.