The NHS Wales Emergency Ambulance Services Committee has published the following update on the development of the NHS Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) and Wales Air Ambulance Charity:
Dear key stakeholder
I thought it might be helpful to provide you with an update on the position related to the service development proposal for the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) in partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.
The initial proposal was considered by the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee (EASC) on 8 November. At the meeting, Members asked for more scrutiny before further steps are taken. The next meeting is scheduled to take place on 6 December 2022.
I continue to work with the Community Health Councils (CHC) in Wales to be clear on the requirements for the engagement process which will need to be followed following confirmation from EASC members.
I will provide further updates in due course.
Thank you very much for the important comments and queries that we have received on our website. If you have further queries or suggestions please use the following link: https://easc.nhs.wales/commissioning/emrts/sdp/
Stephen Harrhy, Chief Ambulance Services Commissioner
Further information including the latest briefing for stakeholders is available from the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee website.
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