Trust appoints Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed a new Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources. Chris Turley has had a 30-year career in finance in NHS Wales, during which time he has served as interim Director of Finance at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Head of Finance for the NHS Wales Health Collaborative. He led a radical overhaul of how organisations...

Recognition for decades of public service

A MAN with more than 40 years’ emergency service experience has been shortlisted for a top industry award. Tony Bond, a recently retired call dispatcher at the Welsh Ambulance Service, is up for a Lifetime Achievement award at the APD Control Room Awards 2020. Tony, 65, from Cwmbran, who first joined the service in 1986, is based at the Trust’s Clinical Contact...

Everest challenge for First Responder

AN intrepid fundraiser is setting off on a mission to Everest Base Camp in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance charity. Steve Williams, of Swansea, a Community First Responder for the Welsh Ambulance Service, is setting off for Nepal and the world’s biggest mountain on 25 April as part of a group of 12. The team aim to complete the challenge in 14 days, trekking from Lukla...

Schoolgirls commended by Welsh Ambulance Service for their handling of injured man

FOUR Denbighshire schoolgirls have been commended by the Welsh Ambulance Service for their handling of an injured elderly man. Lexie Smith, Molly Evans, Jasmine Hughes and Grace Jones, who are Year 7 pupils at Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph, were enjoying a visit to Parc Prestatyn Shopping Park when they witnessed the man take a fall. The quick-thinking youngsters dialled 999...