NDM8172 Welsh Conservatives Debate - Wales Air Ambulance bases reorganisation

NDM8172 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the invaluable work of the Wales Air Ambulance service in saving lives.

2. Notes the significant public concerns regarding proposals to centralise the north and mid Wales air ambulance service at a single location.

3. Acknowledges petitions of more than 20,000 signatures calling for the retention of bases at Welshpool and Caernarfon.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with its NHS partners and the Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust to ensure that air ambulance bases in Welshpool and Caernarfon remain in operation.


Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Notes the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee is undertaking formal engagement as part of a review of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Services (EMRTS) Cymru service.

Notes the review is intended to ensure patients who need the service can access it no matter where they live in Wales or when they need it.

Notes no options or proposals have yet been agreed, nor decisions made.

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 09/01/2023