MP visits North West Ambulance’s emergency call centre

Bolton West and Atherton MP Chris Green visited the North West Ambulance Service’s (NWAS) emergency call handler centre in Manchester last week.

During his visit, the Mr Green met NWAS’ interim CEO Michael Forrest and who explained more about how each call handler ensures people across the North West receive the emergency care they need.

NWAS take over 1.4 million emergency calls per year, with emergency crews attending to more than 1 million incidents each year, with over 800,000 of these requiring emergency transport.

Following the visit Mr Green said: “It was fantastic to visit the NWAS emergency call handler centre and see first-hand what vital, life-saving work they carry out 24 hours a day.

“Not only this, it was also interesting to learn of hard work of not just emergency call handlers and paramedics but also the administrative and IT roles that ensure that the NWAS can carry out their vastly important work.

“During my visit, Michael also informed me of the fantastic training and apprenticeship opportunities available within the NWAS which people across my constituency can apply for in emergency care, administration and in IT.”

For more information about career opportunities available at NWAS, visit