International Day of People with Disabilities: Mark’s Story

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities. The United Nations-sanctioned day is the annual celebration of people with disabilities, designed to promote their dignity, rights and well-being. The Trust is proud to be a Disability Confident employer, the government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled...

Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan responds to the national care crisis

STATEMENT from Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust – Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – like the rest of the UK – is currently facing unprecedented demand for health and social care services. Right now we are seeing a 30% increase in people needing care...

Eight assaults a day on emergency workers – work with us, not against us is the Christmas plea

EIGHT assaults every day were committed against Welsh emergency workers during the first six months of this year, new figures have revealed. More than 1,360 assaults were committed in the six-month period from 01 January 2021 – 30 June 2021. They included kicking, slapping, head-butting and verbal abuse, and ranged from common assault to serious premediated attacks involving...

Andy Swinburn appointed Trust's first Director of Paramedicine

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed its first Director of Paramedicine. Following a competitive recruitment process open externally to suitably qualified and experienced applicants, we are delighted to announce that Andy Swinburn QAM FCPara has been appointed to the role of Director of Paramedicine. Andy joined #TeamWAST in 2017 as Assistant Director of Paramedicine,...