Warwick Ambulance Hub, Tournament Fields, Warwick
Length of service:
Role within WMAS:
I manage all ambulance staff within the South Warwickshire Area. I ensure that there is a fully fit for purpose ambulance service 24 hours a day in the Warwick area in which I both work and live. This includes operational front line staff, administration, Ambulance Fleet Assistants, and all aspects of managing a busy ambulance hub. I am also a registered paramedic and I still respond to emergencies both in and out of hours.
Christmas day plans:
I will be a management present on site on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, looking after the welfare of all the staff that are working and not spending the day with their families. I will also provide treats for them as a thank you for their dedication and hard work at this busy time of year – but don’t tell them that yet.
Top tip for winter: Choose Well – 111
This new service will help if you think you might need to go to hospital, don’t know who to call for medical help, don’t have a GP to call or need medical advice or reassurance about what to do next. When you dial 111 a trained health advisor will ask you questions to find out what’s wrong, give you advice, direct you to someone who can give you help like an out of hours doctor or a community nurse. They may also transfer you to one of the nurses who works right beside them. However, if the adviser thinks it is more serious they can direct you to a local hospital or even send an ambulance. They also have a wide range of confidential health advice and information about many conditions 24 hours a day. If you are suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts and your GP surgery is closed, you should call NHS 111. You can call 111 any time and is free from landlines and mobiles. Check out NHS Choices www.nhs.uk for more information.