Want to find out more about your ambulance service?

Come along to our Annual General Meeting later this month and hear how we provide an outstanding service to our patients in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) boasts the highest paramedic skill mix in the Country.  2017-18 saw the Trust strive to even better this skill mix by recruiting a large number of Graduate and Student Paramedics. The Trust will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Monday 30th July, along with a careers event for anyone interested in finding out more about career paths available within the Trust.*

The meeting will take place at The Academy, Dudley Road, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LQ. Doors will open for the careers event at 5.00pm with the main meeting commencing at 6.30pm.

The AGM provides an opportunity for members of the public to meet with the Board of Directors, representatives from Council of Governors and Trust staff.

Presentations will be delivered, providing an insight into how the organisation performed in 2017-18, including the Quality Account and financial statements. The meeting will also highlight the focus and challenges the service are facing for the current year.

WMAS Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “During 2017-18 West Midlands Ambulance Service has maintained its place in ‘Segmentation One’ by NHS Improvement and the Trust still remained the only ambulance trust to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). I am incredibly proud of my staff and the volunteers who support us, for providing the best possible care to patients across the West Midlands. Helping others and making a real difference to patients’ lives is at the heart of everything we do. I am delighted that the service was also recognised as being at the forefront of making improvements in how we deal with the ever-increasing number of emergency calls; we have recruited hundreds of paramedics, introduced new vehicles and have trialled innovative ways to minimise the time patients must wait. We will continue to do everything possible to raise our standards further.  I would like to thank all of our staff and volunteers for their outstanding professionalism, continued dedication and hard work.”

WMAS Chairman, Sir Graham Meldrum, added: “This year has been one of maximum exposure for the Service when, due to the excellent coverage provided through a number of high profile television programmes, the public have been made aware of the true level of care and compassion the Service provides. It is an inevitable fact that, every single day, people will call 999 for help in their hour of need. These patients are receiving the highest standard of care and compassion from our staff as well as being provided with appropriate care in the right place and at the right time.  I am very proud of all of our staff who provide such an excellent standard of service.

“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: radha.patel@wmas.nhs.uk by Friday 27th July. Please title your email ‘Annual Meeting’.

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* The careers event will be hosted by Paramedics, the Recruitment and Organisational Development teams, Community First Responders and FAST Aid. There will also be information on the Ambulance Service Fitness test and material about health and wellbeing.

 

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