Information Event: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust – Chair
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust – Chair
Information Event – Monday November 20, 2017 (10.30am-2.30pm)
All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 3NY
The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a new Chair for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, which it will be advertising shortly. The Chair will lead our organisation and the Board through the next phase of our development and the delivery of our vision and strategy.
To complement this recruitment process, we are hosting a dedicated Information Event which prospective candidates are being invited to attend.
The Information Event will give candidates the opportunity to hear from Welsh Government, our Chief Executive, and meet with senior managers as well as front-line staff from a variety of service areas and from across Wales.
Candidates will hear about our vision and strategy, the services we provide, as well as have the chance to talk informally to colleagues in more detail about who we are, our journey to ‘being our best’, and what it’s like to be part of our team.
The Welsh Ambulance Service was established in 1998, with NHS Direct Wales becoming part of the Trust in April 2007. Our clinically-led organisation provides a service to some three million people across Wales – that’s an area of almost 8,000 square miles, spread across a diverse and challenging urban, coastal and rural landscape.
We employ 3,240 staff throughout Wales (comprising allied health professionals including paramedics, clinical services staff, nursing, administrative and clerical and other staff) and we operate from more than 80 ambulance stations, five Clinical Contact Centres, four office locations and five vehicle workshops. We also have our own national training facility to ensure our staff maintain high levels of performance and receive regular professional development.
Our services are focused in three main areas – unscheduled care, planned non-emergency transport and telephone and online advice:
- Our unscheduled care services (emergency and urgent care) provide support to patients with illnesses that are immediately life-threatening through to minor injuries and we are increasingly providing pathways to divert patients out of the hospital environment in order to treat people closer to home, where it is appropriate to do so.
- Our planned Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) helps thousands of patients each year to get to their hospital and medical appointments.
- NHS Direct Wales provides telephone and online advice to patients who feel unwell, helping to signpost patients to, or arrange, the most appropriate care for them. The pathfinder 111 service, which was newly introduced in some parts of Wales in 2016 and is being rolled our across Wales incrementally, provides the basis for a more integrated model of future health care provision.
We are passionate about what we do and we would love to meet you if you are interested in being part of our journey to ‘being our best’.
|To register your interest in the role, and to attend this Information Event, please contact:
Donna Dibble, Senior HR Business Partner
Tel: 07896 970655
Welsh Government will be advertising this role shortly, and details on how to apply will be included in the advertisement and associated documentation.
www.ambulance.wales.nhs.uk Facebook welshambulanceservice Twitter: @WelshAmbulance