New ambulance boss appointed

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The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Richard Groome as Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

A Chartered Engineer and member of the Royal Society of Public Health, Richard Groome is living in Shropshire and has extensive business and family connections in the North West. He has been heavily involved with major public infrastructure projects like Alder Hey and North Staffs Hospitals, Manchester Waste, GMPA, Oldham Housing and Manchester street lighting.

Previously a Non-Executive director with the Shropshire Heath Authority, he has also worked with West Midlands Ambulance Services (WMAS).

Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Wyn Dignan commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard Groome to the Service and are confident that he will be a positive addition to the Trust Board.

“Richard has a wealth of experience within the healthcare and public sectors, and this will be invaluable to the Trust, particularly his previous work with our ambulance colleagues in West Midlands.”