Mentor of the Year
WINNER: Philip Baxter
Phil Baxter has been a paramedic for almost 30 years with NEAS in the rural community of Barnard Castle, where he has helped to provide the local community with eight more much needed paramedics to care for patients in the area.
Colleagues at his station believe he has made a fantastic contribution to the development of staff over the last few years as a mentor for 8 people who have since qualified as paramedics.
Described as having his own individual ‘style’ of mentoring, Phil has shared his skills and knowledge to support and guide his colleagues, much to the appreciation of his team.
Phil is a larger than life character with a colourful vocabulary, who is well loved and respected and renowned for his calm and measured response to even the most stressful of situations.
Due to retire soon, he will be a big miss.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sharon Monaghan