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North West Ambulance Service sets out ambition to be the best in UK

NORTH West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has outlined its plans to become the best ambulance service in the UK over the next 5 years, by delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right place; every time. In an updated strategy for 2019 to 2024, NWAS identifies 8 areas of focus which have become the trust's priorities:- integrated urgent and emergency care; quality; digital; workforce; stakeholder relationships; infrastructure; environment, and business and commercial development.

As the only provider organisation that covers the whole Region 365 days of the year, 24/7, NWAS has a central role to play in the development and improvement of urgent and emergency care services across the North West. The importance of this is outlined in the recently published NHS Long Term plan which describes how the NHS will move to a new service model in which patients get better support and properly joined up care at the right time in the right care setting.

This will require collaboration with other healthcare services to make the most of opportunities to treat more patients by telephone, at scene and in community settings, reducing unnecessary journeys to Hospital; a better outcome for patients and the whole of the NHS system.

At a recent launch event, NWAS Chief Executive Daren Mochrie explained more about the plans for the future to NWAS colleagues and representatives from partner healthcare organisations across the Region.

Daren said:- "Patients are at the heart of everything we do and this strategy is all about us developing as an ambulance service and integrated urgent and emergency care organisation, embracing digital technology, and playing our role in the wider healthcare system to make sure patients get the right care for their needs. This includes continuing to enhance our readiness in emergency preparedness and response. We can't achieve our vision without our people; that's why one of our priorities is around workforce and engaging and empowering our staff and volunteers to develop, adapt and embrace new ways of delivering the right care. We have a real opportunity to shape the future healthcare system for the North West and to make NWAS an even greater place to work than it is today. We're looking forward to what the future holds for the organisation."

Nursery in Wirral celebrate outstanding result from OFSTED

STAFF at a nursery in Wirral, are celebrating after receiving an:- 'Outstanding' rating following its latest Ofsted inspection. Busy Bees Wirral Thurstaston, on Thurstaston Road is one of fewer than 10% of early years settings to hold an Outstanding rating in the UK. All individual areas of care were rated as:- "Outstanding" including:- meeting the needs of the range of children who attend, contributing to the well being of the children, and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.

The Ofsted inspector praised the nursery's "enthusiasm and passion," and as a result:- "all children are provided with a high quality environment that superbly ignites their desire to learn."

Ofsted also recognised the staff team at the nursery for being 'inspiring' with inspector going on to say:- "Managers' expectations are communicated with enthusiasm and passion.."

The report highlighted the nursery's efforts to give children a head start in life, noting that:- "Older children are ready to move to school. They demonstrate superb skills that will support them to adapt and engage meaningfully in their future learning."

Kate Hayward, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees Wirral Thurstaston, said:- "I'm so proud of my team. The outstanding rating reflects the hard work of each member of our team. We all work tirelessly to provide the children in our care with the best start in life and we are thrilled to have received this kind of recognition from Ofsted. Our Forest School is an amazing experience for our children, exploring the world around us in our natural environment. Well Done team Daisy and Jake , Wirral Thurstaston By Busy Bees."

To view the full report, please visit:- OFSTED.Gov.UK.

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