EEAST award ceremony celebrates amazing staff and volunteers

Date: 10 October 2016

EEAST Long Service Awards 2016 - Recipent on stage getting their  Queens Medal

“It is fantastic to win and unexpected. Staff who ran into burning buildings and were involved in sea rescues were also here tonight and these amazing things happen every day.”

These are the words of Lloyd Prior, an outstanding member of our staff who was one of the hundreds of people we recognised at our long service, graduation and celebration ceremony last week.

Guests from the region’s six counties got together at Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire on Thursday (6th October) to celebrate remarkable careers and outstanding contributions which have a very real impact on patient care.

And our the VIP set included patients who had survived life-threatening incidents, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Jane Lewin-Smith, and emergency service and NHS colleagues.

Awards presented during the ceremony were for 20, 25, and 35 years’ long service and the Queen’s Medal for long service and good conduct – a medal especially for ambulance staff presented on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen by Mrs Lewin-Smith. The award winners have clocked up more than 3,000 years’ service between them. 

Other awards recognised the long service of volunteers, who have given their all to their community in the name of the ambulance service.

Outstanding contributions were recognised with Chief Officer Commendations and special awards, nominated by people in our service who had gone above and beyond the call of duty either through their work, patient care, and outstanding achievement for staff and volunteers.

We’ve put together a quick video to help bring to life the evening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xitHRqfyVdA&feature=youtu.be  and below you can see the names of some of our outstanding guests.

Special awards:

 

Category

Winner

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Health, Wellbeing & Safety Champion

Paramedic Dean Stuart

Essex

Clinical Excellence in Professional Development

Paramedic Steve Pool  

Essex

Clinical Excellence in Practice

Student Paramedic Lloyd Prior  

Suffolk

Distinguished Service Award

CFR
Peter Blackman

Essex

Certificate of Merits

CFR David Milton 

CFR David Smith 

CFR Alison King*

Cambridgeshire

Norfolk

Suffolk

Commitment to Service Delivery

Quality Lead
Lewis Andrews*  

Regional

Commitment to Staff Support

Emergency Operations Administrator Anna Nichols  

Bedfordshire

Excellence in Technical Practice

The Patient Safety Team     

Regional

Excellence through Values

Safeguarding Lead Simon Chase*

Regional

Excellence through Leadership

Deputy Director of Service Delivery Dave Fountain   

Beds, Herts and Cambs

The Lynne Storrie Award

Student Paramedic Matthew Green

Norfolk

 

CEO commendations:

Commendation

Reason for commendation

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Computer Aided Dispatch implementation team

For the hard work and dedication in the implementation and delivery of the new CAD system

Regional

Consultant Paramedic Marcus Bailey

In recognition of the outstanding work to deliver safe and effective care to patients, and support in the delivery of educational programmes

Regional

The Workshop Team

Managing major risk

Suffolk/Regional

Student paramedics Ruby Wood and Tom Day

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save the lives of others

Cambridgeshire

Amber Glaysher (member of public)

For the care and bravery and contribution made to save her father’s life

Norfolk

Paramedic Dean Stuart

For continued support  of, and outstanding efforts in, delivering the TRIM programme; and raising awareness of issues with PTSD

Essex

Martlesham cardiac arrest response

In appreciation of the outstanding contribution made to save another person’s life

Suffolk

UEA student paramedic, off duty staff and EAAA

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save another person’s life

Norfolk

HART paramedic Chris Miller and wife Abby (LAS paramedic)

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save another person’s life

Cambridgeshire

Critical Care Paramedic Ben Caine*

For demonstrating professionalism, high spirits and excellent organisation during a difficult and potentially dangerous job

Norfolk

*was not able to attend.

  • Summary:

    “It is fantastic to win and unexpected. Staff who ran into burning buildings and were involved in sea rescues were also here tonight and these amazing things happen every day.”