And nine South East Coast Ambulance Service staffmembers from Crawley, Pulborough, Gatwick and Steyning have been honoured in a virtual online ceremony.
The event was arranged after SECAmb had to postpone two of its annual awards ceremonies in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Staff were given the choice to attend the virtual event or attend a future traditional ceremony when possible.
The Lord Lieutenants of East Sussex and Surrey, Sir Peter Field and Michael More-Molyneux attended to recognise and congratulate staff receiving Queen’s Medals for Long Service and Good Conduct. The High Sherriff of Surrey, Shahid Azeem, was also in attendance. Staff and volunteers also picked up long service awards for 10, 20, 30 and an amazing 40 years’ NHS service
Staff from Crawley, Pulborough, Gatwick and Steyning scooped the following awards:
Alison Roser, Dispatch Team Leader, West EOC, Crawley – 20 years’ NHS Long Service medals
Kate Nebbett, Dispatch Team Leader, West EOC, Crawley – 20 years’ NHS Long Service medals
Clare Randtoul, Clinical Supervisor, West EOC, Crawley – 30 years’ NHS Long Service Award
Elizabeth Greenfield, CFR, Pulborough – Volunteer’s 10 Years’ Long Service Award
Anthony Parsons, CFR, Crawley – Volunteer’s 10 Years’ Long Service Award
Hazel Roxby, CFR, Steyning – Volunteer’s 10 Years’ Long Service Award
Reverend Francis Pole, Joint Trust Senior Chaplain (West), Crawley – Volunteer’s 20 Years’ Long Service Award
Kevin McKeown, Paramedic, Gatwick – Queen’s Ambulance Service medals for Long Service & Good conduct (20 years)
Graham Mitchell, Paramedic and HART Team Leader, Gatwick– Queen’s Ambulance Service medals for Long Service & Good conduct (20 years)
SECAmb Chief Executive Philip Astle said: “I am really pleased that we have been able to recognise some of the staff who were unable to receive their awards in March last year.
“I am always extremely humbled by the dedication of the decades of service we mark and incredibly proud of the special achievements of our commendation winners. These achievements are just a small selection of the amazing work which goes on day-in, day-out across our region.
“This year has been particularly challenging for staff and it is vital that we continue to recognise the commitment shown to their communities and each other.
“I would like to thank the Lord Lieutenants of East Sussex and Surrey, Sir Peter Field and Michael More-Molyneux as well as the High Sheriff of Surrey, Shahid Azeem for being part of this unique event.
“I would also take this opportunity to thank all staff, whatever their role and length of service, for commitment they show and the work they do to serve patients across our region.”