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Ambulance Service Stakeholder Event Hailed a Success

23 March 2012

Around 40 members from Local Involvement Networks (LINks) across the region have attended a day-long event in Wakefield organised by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. 

It was set up to provide an opportunity for ambulance service staff and senior managers to meet with LINk members to discuss the services provided to people in the region.  

They were able to meet with a wide range of staff, including members of the Trust Board and frontline staff from both the emergency service and the non-emergency patient transport service, and were shown round some of the Trust’s new state-of-the-art fleet.

Stephen Moir, the Trust’s Deputy Chief Executive said the event was a huge success. He said: “We decided to host this event so we could meet with LINk members in our area and hear from the communities we serve, and we did just that. 

“It was a really good opportunity, not just so we could discuss with them some of the developments we are making to our services for the benefit  of patients, but also gaining their views on patient experiences.”

The Trust’s Executive Medical Director Dr Alison Walker gave a presentation on the introduction of new ways of caring for patients with major trauma injuries and Karl Portz, the lead for equality and diversity, led a discussion on equality delivery as part of our on going work to ensure we provide quality services that are accessible to all.

Anne Allen, the Trust’s new Director of Corporate Affairs and Trust Secretary, also spoke to the group to tell them about the journey the organisation is on to become a Foundation Trust and what this will mean to residents and our patients in Yorkshire.

Stephen continued: “Holding this kind of event with our LINks across Yorkshire gives us an additional chance to engage with the people we serve and listen to what they want from an ambulance service which helps us to develop and improve upon our services in the future for those who matter most, our patients.” 


Produced By: Corporate Communications Department