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Help to shape future of ambulance service
PEOPLE interested in finding out how to help shape the future of their local ambulance service are being invited to a workshop which will explain the role of an NHS Foundation Trust governor.
Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS), which covers Wiltshire, will be merged with South Western Ambulance Foundation Trust (SWASFT) from February 1.
The new organisation would serve more than 5.3 million people and cover an area from Gloucester to Cornwall.
SWASFT was the first ambulance service in the country to become a foundation trust and is expanding its council of governors to represent the area currently covered by GWAS.
Governors will monitor the service’s performance and hold its board of directors to account.
The council of governors is made up of public and staff governors elected from trust members, plus appointed governors who represent partner organisations such as other healthcare providers and the emergency services.
Information events are being held in Almondsbury near Bristol on Friday, January 11 and Wroughton near Swindon on Friday, January 18.
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 261672.