Popular Eastbourne ambulanceman retires after 42 years

An ambulanceman from Eastbourne has retired after 42 years.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:23 pm
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Nick Bastin is the longest serving member of ambulance staff in East Sussex.

Paying tribute to Nick, Tim Fellows, fellow paramedic and the operating unit manager for Brighton, said, “Nick retires as the longest serving member of ambulance staff in Sussex.

“Having joined East Sussex Ambulance Service at Brighton, he has spent most of his career in the Eastbourne area but came back to Brighton about six years ago to prepare for our new Make-Ready system.

“He is one of the kindest people you could wish to meet but has given so much more to the communities of Sussex.

“As well as being a skilled paramedic, he has given a great deal to the community with 28 years as a school governor in Eastbourne and also to the methodist church in the town.

“I wish Nick and long and very happy retirement. The whole community has benefited from his tireless work.”