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Yorkshire Ambulance Service - One of the Strongest Performing Ambulance Trusts in the Country

03 August 2012

Attendees at this week’s Trust Board meeting held in public (31 July 2012) heard that Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is currently one of the strongest performing ambulance trusts in the country.

According to the latest national figures issued for the week ending 22 July 2012, Yorkshire Ambulance Service is exceeding the national target of reaching 75% of the most seriously ill and injured patients within 8 minutes and it is at the top of the table for the year-to-date figure at 78%.










The meeting also highlighted how the Trust is leading the way in improving patient care for older people. In a pre-Trust Board presentation, Lead Nurse for Urgent Care (interim) Angela Harris highlighted the work being done in partnership with other healthcare providers across the region to look at patients’ experiences and identify where care could be improved and hospital admissions prevented.

Other agenda items discussed included improving quality of services and value for money, long-term business plans and the Estates Strategy.

The next Trust Board meeting to be held in public will take place on Tuesday 25 September 2012 at the British Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, West Yorkshire and will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to find out more about the Trust’s aspiration to become an NHS foundation trust and can apply to become a public member at the meeting. If you would like to attend the meeting please register your interest by emailing corp-comms@yas.nhs.uk or telephoning 01924 584035.The Trust Board is legally responsible for the leadership, direction, control and risk management of the Trust and its main responsibilities include:

  • setting the strategic aims of YAS in order to meet organisational objectives and review management performance
  • setting the Trust’s values and standards to ensure its obligations to patients, the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met
  • active leadership of the Trust which enables risks to be assessed and managed
  • working in partnership with key stakeholders and being ambassadors in promoting the success of the Trust.                                          

The Trust Board meets in public every two months which ensures that the Board’s decision-making process is open and transparent. In addition, the Board meets at least once a month to develop ideas, look at the greater detail of issues and undertake further work.

After each Trust Board meeting held in public, the minutes are posted on the Trust’s external website for everyone to access: www.yas.nhs.uk/AboutUs/Governance.html

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is holding its public Trust Board meetings at various locations across the region in a move to engage with local communities and to give people the opportunity to find out more about its work.


Produced By: Corporate Communications Department