West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS FoundationTrust
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 5.6 million who live in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham and Black Country conurbation. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 with the amalgamation of the former West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Ambulance NHS Trust and Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Staffordshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust joined in October 2007. WMAS employs over 4,000 staff and operates from over 50 community ambulance stations and other bases across the region. The Trust is also supported by over 1,000 volunteers who have been trained by the Trust to assist in the delivery of patient care. In total the Trust utilises over 800 vehicles including ambulances, response cars, non-emergency ambulances and specialist resources such as motorbikes and access to four air ambulances. In addition there are two Emergency Operations Centres receiving approximately 2,700 emergency 999 calls each day. The Trust also undertakes over 850,000 non-emergency patient journeys across the region. WMAS provides a range of other services such as emergency preparedness, special operations and commercial services including logistics and courier services.