Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff excited to be taking part in this weekend’s Pride parade in York

02 June 2023

Yorkshire Ambulance Service vehicle with a 'Pride' Livery

Staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) are excited to be attending this Saturday’s York Pride 2023 and will be showcasing a new Pride-wrapped ambulance in support of the LGBT+ community.

Staff from across the service will join other blue light partners, local organisations and the public to take part in the city-wide parade, which stretches from York Minster to York Racecourse, where the Pride festival will take place.

Amongst the YAS representatives will be Chair of the Pride@YAS Staff Network and Emergency Care Assistant Ryan Lee. The Trust’s Community Engagement and Recruitment teams will be present at the festival.

Ryan said: “We are excited to be joining the York Pride parade on 3 June alongside our 999 colleagues in the police and fire services. Colleagues from across Yorkshire will come together to celebrate the LGBT+ community and agenda, and show that Yorkshire Ambulance Service is a diverse employer. Our Loud and Proud Rainbow will lead the YAS contingent and be visible at the events throughout the year.”

Emily Brenson, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS), added: “We are proud to support York Pride 2023 again alongside our other blue light colleagues from across Yorkshire. Our network, Pride@YAS, continues to be a beacon of support and inspiration as we apply initiatives within the Trust to make sure everyone, patient or colleague, feels they can bring their whole self to YAS. York Pride is a true celebration of all LGBTQIA+ stands for and it’s important to Yorkshire Ambulance Service to be a part of bringing the community together.”

Look out for the YAS team and ambulances at York Pride. Be sure to give us a wave, come and have a chat or tag us in your photos on social media. You can keep updated on social media by following @PrideAtYAS on Twitter and Instagram.


Notes to Editor

About Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust covers almost 6,000 square miles of varied terrain from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities and provides 24-hour emergency and healthcare services to a population of more than five million people. The organisation receives around 3,500 emergency and routine calls per day and employs over 7,200 staff.

The Patient Transport Service made over 706,000 journeys in 2021-22 transporting eligible patients to and from hospital and treatment centre appointments. The Trust’s NHS 111 service helped around 1.7 million patients across Yorkshire and the Humber, Bassetlaw, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire during 2021-22. To find out more about YAS, please visit the website at www.yas.nhs.uk

Issued by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Press Office

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