THE Welsh Ambulance Service has recruited extra staff into its workforce across North Wales.
Approximately 80 new recruits have been offered roles in the Trust’s Emergency Medical Service, Urgent Care Service, Patient Care Service and NHS Direct Wales following a large-scale recruitment drive.
Steve Williams, Locality Manager for Conwy and Denbighshire, said: “We are pleased to welcome these new staff on board, and look forward to strengthening our dedicated teams across North Wales and further improving our service to patients.”
Staff will undergo training in basic life support, moving and handling, customer care and specialist driving, and will operate from Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Denbigh and Bangor.
In 2011, the Trust launched its five-year modernisation and clinical transformation programme Working Together for Success, an initiative implemented to recruit, train and retain the right staff, in the right roles and with the right skills.
The Welsh Ambulance Service employs more than 3,000 staff across Wales and is supported by more than 3,000 volunteers.