Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust chair steps down

Published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 by The News Editor

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The chair of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has announced that she is leaving her position this spring.

Della Cannings has been in the role for six years and will go on May 9. She has made her intentions public in order for the Trust to begin looking for a suitable successor.

Ms Cannings’ chairmanship has seen substantial performance improvements as well as financial stability.

She has overseen the service’s modernisation and expansion including upgrades in fleets, technology, integration with other 999 portals and the NHS 111 facility.

Ms Cannings has also led the start of a new heart resuscitation training among schoolchildren among other things.

She said: “I am proud to have been part of the organisational transformation of YAS and positioning it to undertake the next stage of change with regards to increasing integration of services across health and social care and with other agencies, taking forward a challenging estates modernisation programme and increasing its effectiveness and efficiency.”

NHS Trust Development Authority chair Sir Peter Carr CBE said: “The Trust has made substantial progress in the face of difficult challenges and Della’s strong leadership of the Board has helped direct these changes for the benefit of patients.

“She has changed the culture of the organisation for the better and redefined our relationship with our local, regional and national partners in the NHS, other emergency services and, most crucially, with patients and local communities.

“On behalf of the rest of the Board and the wider organisation, I would like to thank Della for the major contribution she has made to Yorkshire Ambulance Service over the past six years and wish her well for the future.”

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Published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 by The News Editor

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