Bolton, Bury, East Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan
The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006 and provides care and support to patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across the five counties in the North West.
Their highly skilled staff provide life-saving care, urgent care and medical advice to patients either face to face or over the phone.
They also provide non-emergency patient transport services (PTS) for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital. They also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.
They deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. The service provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
They also play an important role in advising patients and the public about staying safe and healthy.
Every year they receive over 1.4 million emergency calls per year, with emergency crews attending to more than 1 million incidents each year. They undertake approximately 1.2 million PTS journeys and triage over 1.5 million NHS 111 calls.