Ambulance heroes recognised at regional awards

Ambulance heroes recognised at regional awards

The Trust’s Beyond the Call of Duty awards are held annually to recognise the outstanding contribution of its 2,500 staff.

Now in their fifth year, this year’s awards,which are sponsored by leading North law firm Ward Hadaway, saw the highest ever number of entries, with 294 nominations received.

Chief Executive Yvonne Ormston and Chairman Ashley Winter were joined by Nicola Richardson, Partner in the Healthcare team at Ward Hadaway to announce this year’s winners in 12 award categories as well as the Chairman’s overall award.

Chief Executive of NEAS, Yvonne Ormston, said: “Working for an emergency service regularly means putting others first at the expense of personal and family lives both on the front line and in a supporting role. Our Beyond the Call of Duty Awards gives us the chance to reward just a handful of those who provide amazing care, skill and dedication to patients every day.

“It has been fantastic to hear all the inspirational stories of those nominated and I would like to say an enormous thank you to the winners, those shortlisted, those who nominated and the wider NEAS family, without whom, we couldn’t achieve as much as we’ve seen today.”

Overall sponsor for the awards, Nicola Richardson, added: "We were delighted to be able to sponsor these awards which really bring to the fore the incredible work being done by the staff at NEAS.

"We know from our work with NEAS what an amazing workforce the service has and this has shone through in these awards. Every single one of the nominations tells a story of true dedication to the service and to the health and wellbeing of patients and the winning entries are terrific examples of the health service at its very best.”

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