Tony FitzSimons, Chairman of Great Western Ambulance Service, announced today that Chief Executive David Whiting has accepted the position of Chief Executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, one of the largest ambulance trusts in England.
Mr Whiting is expected to take up his new position early next year, and the Board of Great Western Ambulance Service will begin immediately to recruit its new Chief Executive
On behalf off the Board, Mr FitzSimons paid tribute to Mr Whiting and confirmed that the Board will seek a successor who can continue and build on the developments and service improvements led by him.
Tony FitzSimons said:
“David has provided strong leadership to the trust in bringing about a number of improvements which have seen the trust meeting national standards and achieving unconditional CQC registration during a period of heavy growth in demand for services.
“The trust is in a much stronger position across the range of its services – A&E, Patient Transport and Out of Hours – and intends that its new executive leadership will continue the trust’s strategy of meeting patients’ individual needs and improving the quality of services, combined with the value for money demanded by the future NHS funding.
“David is returning to his roots in Yorkshire and we wish him and his family every success and happiness in the future.”
Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority, Sir Ian Carruthers OBE, said:
“Dave Whiting has made a valuable contribution to improving the performance of the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He is a highly professional and committed NHS leader and we wish him well for the future.”