Statement from Chief Executive Jason Killens

Statement from the Welsh Ambulance Service's Chief Executive in response to Health Minister's announcement today on unscheduled care pressures over winter 2019/20 and next steps to improve ambulance services. Jason Killens, Chief Executive at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “Winter is always a challenging time for us, but this year in particular has...

Emergency Medical Dispatcher admitted fraud to gain sick pay

A WELSH Ambulance Service dispatcher who claimed to have been off work ill had worked at the same time for the fire service, a court has heard. Emergency Medical Dispatcher Jamie Brown admitted fraud to gain sick pay on days between January and August 2018 while working for the Trust. Magistrates in Llandudno, North Wales, ordered him to pay £899 compensation to the...

Fuel stolen from ambulances on New Year’s Day

THE Welsh Ambulance Service was the target of fuel theft on the night of 01 January 2020, at Tredegar Ambulance Station. Fuel was taken from three ambulance vehicles at some point on Wednesday evening, and the perpetrators also attempted to take fuel from the vehicle of a member of staff’s personal vehicle as well as from an all-electric vehicle. The three ambulances...

Welsh Ambulance Service prepares for a busy New Year’s Eve

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is reminding New Year’s Eve revellers to stay safe and know their limits as they ring in 2020. As with Black Friday, the Trust has teamed up with blue light partners, health boards, St John Cymru Wales and local authorities across Wales to ensure one of its busiest nights of the year goes off without a hitch. Louise Platt, the Trust’s...