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Ambulance Service Opens its Doors to Members of the Public

17 September 2012

Members of the public are being offered the chance to have a behind-the-scenes look at their local ambulance service at an open house event held by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The event, which will provide an opportunity for people to meet with a range of staff including members of the Trust Board and frontline clinicians, and to look at some of the Trust's vehicles and equipment, will be held from 8.30am to 9.00am on Tuesday 25 September 2012 at The National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, Wakefield.


Dr Dave Macklin, Associate Medical Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, will then deliver a presentation from 9.00am to 9.30am on the work of the Medical Emergency Response Incident Teams (MERITs), which provide advanced medical care on scene at a range of emergency incidents.

The Trust's Annual General Meeting, which will begin at 9.30am and last for approximately one hour, will then highlight the ambulance service's achievements during 2011-12 and plans for the future and formally present the annual report and accounts for this period.

This will be followed by the Trust Board Meeting in public which will begin at 10.45am and finish at 2.30pm.

David Whiting, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: "We'd like to extend a warm welcome to members of the public who would like to come along and find out more about what we do, ask us questions and share their ideas.

"The involvement of patients, carers, and residents across the region in what we do has never been more important to us, especially as we continue our journey towards becoming a foundation trust."

The Foundation Trust team will also be at the event to answer any questions about membership and becoming a Governor.

Members of the public are asked to confirm their attendance at the event by emailing: foundationtrust@yas.nhs.uk or by telephoning: 01924 584416. Attendees can also raise questions with the Trust Board regarding items on the agenda ahead of the Trust Board meeting using the same contact details.

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department