Log In
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Ambulance Trust merger

28th March 2006

The Great Western Ambulance NHS Trust is the new name of a merged organisation being created from the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Ambulance Services.

The new organisation will come into effect on April 1st 2006 and is the first of many new organisations being set up as part of the government review of Ambulance Services.

Controversy broke out as Louis Victory, chairman of Avon Ambulance Trust, announced he had withdrawn his application for the top job at the new Great Western Trust, saying he quit his post in "shame" at the trust's merger plans.

He claimed that the new Trust faced severe financial problems, and saying he was "ashamed" at having initially supported the merger. The Strategic Health Authority says the new Trust will save £1.6m per year in bureaucracy.

However the NHS Appointments Commission said his application for the post had been unsuccessful. They were 'disappointed that he has chosen to react in this way.'





Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016