I wanted to give something back to my community

Louise Jones is the last of our Governors to be featured in our Volunteer Week Celebrations.

Louise Jones

Louise is one of three public Governor for our West Mercia constituency (Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire). A Chartered Physiotherapist by profession, Louise Jones is currently Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Partnerships and Strategic Director for Health and Wellbeing at the University of Worcester. Her previous roles have included Head of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at University of the West of England and Head of the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. She is a past chair of the West Midlands Deans group for Universities UK and the West Midlands Strategic Alliance for Health Education.

A Council member for several years, Louise had the honour of being elected Vice Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for two years, after which she became a Vice President of the Society for the following four years. Louise is also a past executive member of the UK Council of Deans of Health.

“I decided to put myself forward as a Governor as I wanted to give something back to my community.

“Being a WMAS governor has allowed me to much better understand the way the ambulance service works. I have also had the opportunity to go out and obverse paramedics in action; experiencing some of the challenges they face and seeing for myself the level care and compassion they offer patients.”

As part of Louise’s Governor role, she also sits on the Trust’s Constitutional Development Forum.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Governor? For more information please visit http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/Council-of-Governors.aspx

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor for WMAS and would like us to notify you of when a vacancy within your local area becomes available, please contact us via foundationtrust@wmas.nhs.uk with your name, where you live and contact details.

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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