UK ambulance service stands firm with New Zealand counterparts

Date: 19 March 2019

ALF2019 stands firm with NZ counterparts

Ambulance service leaders gathered today (19th March) to form a human ‘NZ’ to show their support for, and solidarity with, their New Zealand colleagues who responded to the deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch last week.

Showing support for the affected families and friends of the victims too, delegates at the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives’ annual conference (#ALF2019) joined together for the photo, including some from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).

Anthony Marsh QAM, National Strategic Adviser of Ambulance Services, Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service and Chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives said: “We are extremely proud of our colleagues in New Zealand and we wanted to do something highly visible to show our solidarity, express our gratitude to those who responded to this horrific event and send our love to them, as well as the families and friends of the victims.”

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) provides ambulance services with a central organisation that supports, coordinates and implements nationally agreed policy. It also provides the general public and other stakeholders with a central resource of information about NHS ambulance services.

  • Summary:

    Ambulance service leaders gathered today (19th March) to form a human ‘NZ’ to show their support for, and solidarity with, their New Zealand colleagues who responded to the deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch last week.