Find out more about your ambulance service at our Annual General Meeting

Come along to our annual meeting and find out more about working and volunteering for your local ambulance service.

West Midlands Ambulance Service will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Monday 29th July 2019, along with a careers event for anyone interested in finding out more about career paths available within the Trust or volunteering opportunities currently available.

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

The event 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 2018-19, including the Quality Account and financial statements. The meeting will also highlight the focus and challenges the service are facing for the current year.

Trust Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “During 2018-19 the service became the first University Ambulance service in the Country. Alongside continuing to invest heavily in both graduate and student paramedics, we have been looking at how we can expand additional research and development, as well as provide existing staff with development opportunities and to further their skills.

“We are the only ambulance service to constantly hit all of our targets and that is all down to the hard work of our staff, they all do a fantastic job. The service is at the forefront of making improvements in how we deal with the ever-increasing rise in the  number of emergency calls and continue to do everything possible to raise our standards further.  I would like to thank all our staff and volunteers, who I am incredibly proud of, for providing the best possible care to patients across the West Midlands. Helping others is at the heart of everything we do.”

Chairman, Sir Graham Meldrum, added: “Despite the challenges faced by the NHS and the heavy demands placed upon the ambulance service, the Trust continues to focus on patient care. 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 would like to pay tribute to all of our staff and volunteers who provide such an excellent standard of service.”

For more information, please email foundationtrust@wmas.nhs.uk .

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One comment

  1. Always an interesting event, and well worth attending. I am only disappointed each year that no-one from the media ever seems to attend, and there is nothing in the local media in advance publicising this event, or afterwards covering what was discussed.

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