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Churchill Helps West Midlands Ambulance Service Achieve Highest CQC Rating

February 15, 2017

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has received an ‘outstanding’ rating from health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

‘Outstanding’ is the highest possible rating and it follows inspections to the Trust during the summer of 2016. It means ‘the service is performing exceptionally well.’ The CQC ensures hospitals; care homes, dental and general practices and other care services in England provide safe, effective and high-quality care. WMAS is the only ambulance trust to be rated outstanding by the CQC.

Since December 2015 we have been delivering cleaning services to approximately 90 sites across the West Midlands Ambulance Service geographical area. It is the second-largest service in the UK and is responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Our contract covers the cleaning of ambulance hubs, community stations and control rooms.

We are delighted that Churchill has played a pivotal role in supporting WMAS to achieve this excellent result. An extract from the report reads: “we saw high standards of cleanliness and infection control prevention in the majority of the ambulance hubs, community stations, control rooms and vehicles.”

Elizabeth Cunliffe, Operations Manager, comments: “we are proud to support West Midlands Ambulance Service and are delighted with this excellent result. It reflects the dedication and teamwork demonstrated by everyone at WMAS and we will continue to deliver a quality service to ensure standards are maintained at a high level.”