Shropshire-only ambulance service 'won't solve problems'

BBC reports that members of Shropshire Council have backed calls for ambulances that serve solely the county as they claim the system currently offered by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) does not serve locals well enough

WMAS issued that rural areas across the UK "always have less good performance" due to their location but Shaun Davies (Lab), leader of the Telford and Wrekin authority, emphasised that the council proposal will not resolve local "urgent needs".

He has instead called for investment across the NHS, highlighting that "there is an urgent need for improvement for our ambulance services, A&E, hospital performance generally and GP access right now…this would not be delivered by a new ambulance trust which would take years to set up, although we are not ruling anything out."

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