Lynsey has nearly 20 years’ experience in nursing and is a proud paediatric registered nurse, initially qualifying in Glasgow. She joins NWAS from NHS E&I, where she was Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention Control in the North West Regional Team.
Lynsey started at the beginning of the month and says she’s delighted to be here:
“For me, NWAS is the golden thread to all health organisations in the region. Every hospital, care home, and GP surgery relies on the service to direct care and support patients at their time of need. It’s really exciting to be a part of an organisation that has so much influence on care, and the passion here is fabulous.”
While nurses are one of the most significant proportions of staff in the NHS, you might be forgiven for not realising the vital role they play to support the work of NWAS. Lynsey says she is determined to promote the role while she’s in the post.
“As a nurse, there is so much to offer in support of paramedics and the delivery of 111 and 999 services. Whether that’s as an urgent care practitioner or working in 111 or as a dual registered paramedic/nurse, the profession is invaluable to the ambulance service, now more than ever!
“Nurses have such a broad set of skills that complement the paramedic role, and I am keen to use my range of experience to lead a robust nursing workforce and strive for improved patient care.”
Maxine Power, Director of Quality, Innovation and Improvement, said: “We are very pleased to have appointed someone of Lynsey’s experience to this position. She shone throughout the interview process and was highly recommended by the external members of the panel. We are looking forward to working with her and know that she has values that are aligned with what we are trying to achieve here at NWAS.”