John Stevenson has met with Bob Williams, Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service.
John wanted an update on NWAS budget and assurances that the service would continue in Carlisle at the same level that it currently operates.
John said ‘Bob Williams has confirmed that if the CCG awards NWAS with the budget that NWAS has proposed, services in Carlisle will remain at the same level.
CCG budgets are decided very shortly and we are waiting to see whether the requested amount by NWAS will be fulfilled by the CCG in total.
Mr Williams was very complimentary of his dedicated staff in Carlisle and he is aware that I will be fighting with the staff against any changes to services in my constituency.’