Our staff and volunteers make it a successful year, despite the challenges

Tuesday 6th August 2016 – 3.50pm – Murray MacGregor.

“There is a great deal to be proud of, even though it has been an extremely challenging year.”  That is the message Anthony Marsh, the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, will be giving at the Trusts Annual Meeting of the Membership next week.

The event provides the Board of Directors the chance to provide members of the Trust, staff and the public with an update on how the organisation performed in 2015-16 and an insight into what challenges we face during the current year.

The meeting takes place at our Training Academy, Dudley Road, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LQ at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th September.

Doors will open at 5.30pm with attendees able to see a number of staff, including the Hazardous Area Response Team and patient experience showcasing their work, vehicles and equipment.

The meeting itself will include presentations on the Trust’s activities during the year and formally present the Trust’s annual report, including the Quality Account and financial statements.

Trust Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh said: “Despite the pressures our staff now work under it is to their immense credit that they continue to operate to the highest standards and give everything in order to improve the quality of care for patients.  I would therefore like to take this opportunity to record my gratitude to them all as well as the hundreds of volunteers who help us every single day of the year.

“I’m proud to say the Trust remains one of the top performing NHS organisations in the country.  This doesn’t happen by accident; a huge amount of effort and planning goes into keeping WMAS at the forefront of clinical care.

“For example, we continue to recruit many new paramedics and have the best skill mix in the country with many of our current staff successfully completing courses increasing their level of qualification. We also have one of the best fleets in the UK and continue to invest heavily in ensuring we have the most up-to-date equipment possible.”

WMAS Chairman, Sir Graham Meldrum, added: “The high quality clinical care that is given to our patients on a daily basis remains exceptional and I wish to thank all of our staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work.

“I would also pay tribute to the role that our Council of Governors has played.  They play a vital part in helping the trust achieve some of its goals and have helped us to capture feedback from patients about their experiences of using our services.”

Anyone wishing to attend should email: foundationtrust@wmas.nhs.uk by Monday 12th September to reserve a seat, as space at the venue is limited.

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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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