Sacked St Martins live-saving volunteer to meet with ambulance boss


Emily Davies

An ambulance service boss was set to meet with a life-saving volunteer who was dismissed after she shredded two pieces of paper.

As the Advertizer reported earlier this week, Effie Cadwallader was dismissed from her role as a St Martins community first responder (CFR) by officials from West Midlands Ambulance Service who said her actions had “breached” the Data Protection Act.

The documents had initial notes taken by Mrs Cadwallader but when paramedics refused to take them, she was left facing a 50-mile round trip to take them to the hub at Shrewsbury.

Ahead of the meeting with senior WMAS official, Nathan Hudson, Mrs Cadwallader said she has never received any alternatives if the trip to Shrewsbury cannot be made and has never been told what must not be done.

Meanwhile, a petition to see Mrs Cadwallader reinstated has recieved support from people both in St Martins and the surrounding areas. It is available at Stan’s Superstore.

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