Happy fifth birthday to Cargill’s Community Ambulance Station

Monday 29th December 2014 – 9.45am – Chris Kowalik.

Five years ago, one of Hereford’s biggest employers donated a former weighbridge to West Midlands Ambulance Service and converted it into a base for emergency vehicles and crews.

With the support of Cargill Meats Europe, West Midlands Ambulance Service has been using the building in Grandstand Road as a Community Ambulance Station.

The fifth anniversary was marked on Tuesday 23rd December at the building with the presentation of a birthday cake.

Pilar Cruz, Business Unit Leader, Managing Director of Cargill Meats Europe said: “We are delighted to celebrate five years of the Community Ambulance Station on Cargill’s site. The West Midlands Ambulance Service plays an essential role in helping our community thrive, and we are glad to be able to help in any way that we can. I would also like to pay tribute to my colleagues at Cargill who proposed the use of the old weighbridge, and then worked diligently and intelligently to convert it into a comfortable, practical space for hard-working ambulance crews.”

Kieran Jennings, Paramedic Area Support Officer with West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Cargill Meats Europe have facilitated our crews for five years in aiding the delivery of emergency medical cover for Hereford and the surrounding population. This is great example of positive collaboration which has benefited the community at large. May we continue to work together.”

Happy 5th birthday to Cargills Community Ambulance Station 1 Happy 5th birthday to Cargills Community Ambulance Station

Pictured left-to-right – Picture credit ‘West Midlands Ambulance Service’:

Nigel Matthews (Engineering Team Leader, Cargill Meats Europe), Pilar Cruz (Business Unit Leader, Managing Director, Cargill Meats Europe), Kieran Jennings (Paramedic Area Support Officer, West Midlands Ambulance Service), Bryan Atkinson (Environment, Health and Safety Management Manager, Cargill Meats Europe).

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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