- West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service, or 'WYMAS', was the NHS
ambulanceservice covering West Yorkshireand the western side of North Yorkshire. On July 1, 2006it was merged to the single Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
, providing 24-hour emergency and healthcare services to more than 2.1 million people across the region.
WYMAS covered the whole of West Yorkshire, including the cities of
Bradford, Leeds, and Wakefield, and the principal towns of Halifax, Huddersfieldand Pontefract. In addition, WYMAS' coverage extended into the Cravenarea of North Yorkshire with ambulance stations at Grassington, Ingleton, Settleand Skipton, covering the western side of North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales. The region included parts of the M1, A1(M), M62, M621 and M606 motorways, and West Yorkshire itself is highly industrial.
Neighbouring ambulance services covered
Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.
There were 21 ambulance stations situated across the WYMAS operating area.
WYMAS activities were centred around two core activities: Accident & Emergency (A&E) and Patient Transport Services (PTS). Both covered areas far and wide, from the rural areas around Settle and Skipton in the North or the
Holmfirthand Honleystations in the South; to the inner city suburbs of busy Leeds and Bradford, and were controlled from one of the most up to date Communication Centres in Europe, located at the Service's headquarters at Birkenshaw, south of Bradford.
Behind the scenes, WYMAS had an extensive network of services to provide vital support to those on the frontline - everything from finance, human resources and occupational health, to the domestic team and training department.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom
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