Della Cannings re-appointed as Yorkshire Ambulance Service chairwoman

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A former high-ranking police officer has been re-appointed as chairwoman of Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Della Cannings, who has chaired the organisation since 2010, will continue in the position from May 9 this year.

Ms Cannings served as a police officer for more than 30 years in the Devon and Cornwall, Cleveland and North Yorkshire forces, and was North Yorkshire’s chief constable from 2002-2007. She also holds the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM).

Her re-appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the ambulance service Trust board last Tuesday.

Ms Cannings said: “It is both enjoyable and rewarding to chair the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust board, working with those who are passionate about delivering high-quality services to the communities of Yorkshire and beyond.”

Ambulance service Chief executive David Whiting said: “This will provide stability and continuity for our organisation and it will be a pleasure to continue working with Della to shape the Trust’s future and drive forward further improvements in the care we provide to our patients.”

Ms Cannings is also director of the Association of Ambulance Service chief executives and a member of the Institute of Directors