Have you ever wondered what the driving force is behind the Welsh Ambulance Service?
If you would like to learn more about the ambulance service and its valued partnerships then Connah’s Quay is the place to be on Tuesday 3 April.
The Welsh Ambulance Service will be holding an open event at Civic Hall, Wepre Drive for the public to learn how we care for them. The event which runs from 6pm until 8pm will provide opportunities to meet staff and learn about changes for the better in the ambulance service.
The main aim of the evening will be to share the latest estates developments in Flintshire – the construction of a new Make Ready Depot at Dobshill.
The Trust is modernising the way it works as part of its commitments to providing a world class service through its five year ‘Working Together for Success’ programme. The improvement of our estates is integral to meeting this commitment and you can learn how this development will drive forward ambulance service across the county.
To showcase how new developments are taking the Trust forward, visitors will able to look around stands from different departments and health partners, and chat to staff at the event.
Present at the event will be:
• Emergency Medical Service (EMS) – representatives from the frontline ambulance staff will be on hand to chat about their role and how they respond to a 999 call made by you.
• Patient Care Services (PCS) – representatives from the patient transport arm of the service will be available to talk through how thousands of patients reach their clinical appointments each month thanks to PCS staff.
• Community First Responders – Volunteer lifesavers trained by Welsh Ambulance Service staff will be demonstrating the equipment and first aid skills learnt as a member of the scheme.
• Partners In Healthcare Team – staff from the department will be discussing ongoing health awareness and promotion work aimed at supporting the role of the ambulance service across Wales.
• NHS Direct Wales – Nurses and trained health advisors will demonstrate how contacting NHS Direct Wales can really help you reach the right treatment for your illness or injury.
• Local developments/estates – staff will help visitors understand the merits of modernisation of the ambulance service and how it will benefit their local community
The Trust will also be joined by representatives from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Council, Prime Cymru, Action on hearing Loss and Mencap Cymru
Regional Director for North Wales, Gordon Roberts, said: “We are really keen to showcase how we are improving the quality of our service for the Flintshire public and want to hear their thoughts on how we are taking the Welsh Ambulance Service care forward into the future.”
"By meeting your ambulance service, you can learn how nurses are helping us make sure 999 calls get the right response, find out how NHS Direct Wales’ health and information support can point you in the right direction for help and discover how you can make a difference as one of our volunteer Community First Responder lifesavers.”
He added: “This event will help you learn about all the different strands of the service and how they can benefit you if you need health support and help. Visitors will also have the opportunity to talk to other local groups and organisations during the day.”