Local MP visits Warwick Ambulance Hub

Thursday 6th February 2014 – 2.45pm – John Hawker.

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A local Stratford on Avon MP visited the Trust’s new Warwick hub recently.

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi took a tour of Warwick Hub, Tournament Fields on Friday 31st January which has been operational since August. The site is home to a dedicated team of ambulance fleet assistants who clean, stock and prepare ambulances in readiness for clinical staff to start their shift.

During the visit, Mr Zahawi saw the modern rest room where staff have their breaks, the changing facilities, the management offices and also training facilities. Mr Zahawi also had the opportunity to see first hand the ‘Make Ready’ area of the Hub in action where ambulances are cleaned, checked and re-stocked ready for the start of a crews shift.

South Warwickshire Area Manager, Martyn Scott, met with Mr Zahawi and said: “We’re very pleased that Mr Zahawi has taken the time to visit us at our new Hub and I hope it’s given him a chance to see the inner workings of our new facility.

“We had an excellent discussion on the challenges moving forward for the ambulance service and Mr Zahawi was supportive of improvements that have been made so far.

“Whilst Make Ready isn’t a new thing for the Trust it is a new way of working for us in Warwickshire and we’re already seeing the benefits.“

Mr Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford on Avon, said: “It was fantastic to visit the new Hub, and hear how WMAS are transforming their service to make it work for the people of Warwickshire, especially in the more rural parts of my constituency.

 “It is always a pleasure to meet with local NHS staff; they have an obvious passion for their work, and I was incredibly impressed by their dedication and professionalism.”

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Notes to Editors:

Warwick is one of two new purpose built hubs in Coventry and Warwickshire and are a central part of the Trust’s ‘Make Ready’ project which has overhauled and modernised the ambulance service in the West Midlands.

 

                       

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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