ambulance trust

ambulance trust

The organisational infrastructure of mobile emergency health care services in the UK, which are provided by personnel (paramedics) deployed in a rapid-response vehicle (van, car, helicopter, motorcycle, pushbikes/bicycles), which usually transport the patient to hospital if the emergency cannot be addressed in the field. There are 9 regional ambulance trusts in England. The NHS is responsible for providing transport to get people to hospital for treatment. In many areas, the Ambulance Trust provides this service.
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A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Trust said last night they were "working very hard with hospitals and Primary Care Trusts in the region to find solutions" and were adopting robust measures to control to minimise the impact of hospital delays.
The committee was considering the recent decision by the North East Ambulance Trust Board to close the Teesside emergency control room at Ladgate Lane and open a second emergency control room on Tyneside.
The new supersized ambulance trust covering the West Midlands wants to close two of the five control rooms it has inherited.
The new figures have been revealed by the Welsh Ambulance Trust and show a massive improvement on the response times in February when only 47 per cent of 999 calls made the target time.
The new bigger trust will be created by taking the Tees Valley out of the existing Tees & North Yorkshire NHS Ambulance Trust.
Yesterday North-East representative Joel Byers said Hereford and Worcestershire Ambulance Trust already includes meal breaks in its 37-and-a-half hour working week.
The men prevented it from taking an injured baby to hospital, said Kent Air Ambulance Trust.
The minister should thus offer the same debt write-off to all new LHBs as well as the ambulance trust, which is struggling to meet its targets while having to knock pounds 40m off its budget in two years.
The practice of using ambulance officers in this way cost the Welsh ambulance trust over pounds 330,000 in 2008.
The chief executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service has been asked to lead another ambulance trust while it searches for a new boss.
A major challenge is to be mounted against the Tyneside-dominated North East Ambulance Trust Board's "disgraceful" decision to close Teesside's ambulance control.
Sir Graham Meldrum, West Midlands ambulance trust chairman, said: "The staff and boards of both trusts are convinced that this merger will be good for patients and good for staff.