Long service medals for local ambulance staff

Secamb awards SUS-150303-094210001

Secamb awards SUS-150303-094210001

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Staff from the ambulance service have been thanked for their hard work and long service at an awards ceremony.

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS staff were joined by volunteers, members of the public and emergency service colleagues at the first of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies.

The ceremony, for the east of SECAmb’s region, which was held on February 26 in Maidstone, Kent.

Three Eastbourne people took home awards. Keith Cozens received a medal for 30 years’ long service, Steve Burdon scooped a medal for 20 years’ long service and volunteer car driver David Tattum picked up an award for ten years’ long service.

Paul Sutton, SECAmb chief executive, said, “I always find our awards evenings very humbling.

“It is important that we recognise the achievements and dedication of staff who continue to provide an outstanding service to the public despite the ever-changing environment that we live and work in.

It is important that we recognise the achievements and dedication of staff who continue to provide an outstanding service to the public despite the ever-changing environment that we live and work in.

SECAmb chief executive Paul Sutton

“As well as the long service awards, this year it has been very rewarding to see so many commendations for our staff, volunteers, emergency service colleagues and members of the public. I am also pleased that so many Community First Responders picked up awards as they are a vital part of the service and extremely dedicated people. It is important to note that the achievements we recognise at our awards are just a snap shot of the outstanding patient care which is being delivered day-in, day-out across our region.”

The Deputy Lieutenant for Kent, Bill Cockcroft,, attended to present the Queen’s Medals for long service and good contact. Staff were also recognised for 20 and 30 years’ NHS service.