West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

01384 215555 Waterfront Business Park, Waterfront Way , Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1LX
http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/

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Based on 47 ratings for this trust

Overview

WMAS Ambulance

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust was authorised as a Foundation Trust in January 2013 and in line with the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, licensed as a provider of NHS Services on 1st April 2013.  As an organisation, we were formed in 2006 bringing four previous services together.

The Trust serves a population of 5.6 million people covering an area of more than 5,000 square miles made up of Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham and Black Country conurbation.

As the regions emergency ambulance service, we respond to around 3,000 '999' calls each day.  To manage that level of demand, we employ approximately 4,000 staff and operate from 16 new fleet preparation hubs across the region and a network of over 90 Community Ambulance Stations.

Many people still think ambulance services only take patients to hospital.  In fact, less than 60% of our patients end up going to an emergency department with the rest either being treated at the scene, given advice over the phone or taken to another service such as a GP or minor injuries unit.

We provide the NHS 111 service across the region, except in Staffordshire.  111 makes it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services when it is not an emergency.  It is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

We also provide non-emergency patient transport services across some parts of the region for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.  Our staff complete approximately 700,000 non-emergency patient journeys each year.

As a Foundation Trust, everyone living in the West Midlands region can have a say in how the service develops. For more information, please contact us by email at foundationtrust@wmas.nhs.uk

Latest reviews of this trust

Helpful and practical support

2 staff came to help me and take me to hospital for an xray after a fall at home; they spent a good 50 minutes assessing and stabilising ...

1 June 2016

Thank you for saving my husband's life

In the early hours of Wednesday 6th April my husband went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately for us the ambulance crew were on the scene wh...

15 April 2016

Thank you for your great service

My son suffered a suspected asthma attack while rugby training and the coaches called an ambulance. By the time I got there he had been ...

5 April 2016

Great response

Just wanted to thank the service for such a good response to a call I made on Monday evening shortly after 7pm in Great Malvern. My husba...

2 March 2016

Thank you to the crew Warwick Hosp 1120 pm 17feb 2016

The ambulance team did a thoroughly professional and truly compassionate job at 1130pm tonight 17 Feb 2916 in Snitterfield when Peter (ag...

18 February 2016

Quality of service at West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 29 June 2015.

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