New PTS contract means more than a million journeys

 

Friday 10th June 2016 – 11.00am – Murray MacGregor.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service has scooped a new non-emergency patient transport service (PTS) contract which means it will provide over one million patient journeys a year across our contracts.

After a competitive tender, the Trust has been awarded the contract to provide PTS services for the Wolverhampton and Dudley areas.  This is the first time that WMAS has provided this service for many years.

The multi-million pound contract means the Trust will complete about 160,000 patient journeys a year to New Cross and Russells Hall Hospitals as well as a number of other venues.  The contract is for 3 years with an option of a further 2 years.

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Steven Marshall, Director of Strategy and Transformation from Wolverhampton CCG said: “All parties are committed to continuous improvements for our patients and we are looking forward to working in partnership to deliver a high quality service.”

WMAS Commercial Services Director, Mark Gough, said: “This is excellent news for West Midlands Ambulance Service and re-affirms our commitment to try and grow our PTS services as much as possible.

“We now have over 60% of the PTS market in the West Midlands which equates to over 1 million journeys a year; it is also a figure that we are working hard to grow still further.

“I am particularly pleased to win this contract as it has been held by other organisations for many years.  We were able to demonstrate the extremely high quality service that we run in other areas to Commissioners, which is down to the hard work of staff throughout the region.”

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Note to Editors

The exact value of the contract is commercially confidential.

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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