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West Midlands Ambulance Service's foundation plans

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Image caption The trust has been preparing to become a foundation for the last two years

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust has announced a series of public meetings over its plan to become a foundation trust (FT).

Foundation trusts have more freedom when it comes to both raising money and deciding how to spend it.

The trust has been planning to become a foundation for the past two years.

Sir Graham Meldrum, chairman, said: "Moving to foundation trust status is an exciting opportunity for everyone to have their say."

He added: "Foundation trusts are far more accountable to the communities that they serve.

"Becoming an FT will further strengthen this."

The trust will be hosting a series of 14 public meetings across the region. Details can be found on the trust's website.

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