Yorkshire Ambulance Service boss quits

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Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Paramedics working for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) have welcomed chief executive David Whiting’s decision to leave his post.

Mr Whiting quit after two years of strike action and taking his place on a temporary basis is the executive director of finance and performance Rod Barnes.

The service’s paramedics, some of which cover the Hull and East Yorkshire area, have been holding industrial action over changes to their meal breaks and shift patterns.

Mr Whiting said he took pride in leading the ambulance service but he was keen to take on other opportunities and fresh challenges and felt now was the right time to do it.

He said a leadership change would do YAS good as a new chief executive would look to instil new ideas and help to improve the service.

One paramedic, who asked not to be named, said morale under Mr Whiting had been bad and colleagues were happy to see him go.

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Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by The News Editor

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