Ambulance crews get recognition

PUBLISHED: 14:44 12 January 2011

Neil Grigg (clinical support officer) and Marc Moyle (paramedic) from the Exmouth ambulance service in one of their ambulances to demonstrate the high level of equipment on board. The South western ambulance service has won the ambulance trust of the year. Picture by Terry Ife ref exe 6156-52-10TI

Neil Grigg (clinical support officer) and Marc Moyle (paramedic) from the Exmouth ambulance service in one of their ambulances to demonstrate the high level of equipment on board. The South western ambulance service has won the ambulance trust of the year. Picture by Terry Ife ref exe 6156-52-10TI

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FRONTLINE personnel from Exmouth’s ambulance service have received national recognition for the care they provide to the community after the NHS trust, which runs the service, received a national award.

FRONTLINE personnel from Exmouth’s ambulance service have received national recognition for the care they provide to the community after the NHS trust, which runs the service, received a national award.

South Western Ambulance Service, which runs the town’s ambulances from Liverton Business Park, won the Ambulance of the Year Award and beat of stiff competition from four other services.

The service was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Emirates Stadium.

It recognises the hard work of its staff who face challenging and often dangerous situations on a day to day basis when attending to the sick and injured,

The operational locality manager for East Devon, James Searle, who is responsible for Exmouth station, said: “It is always very satisfying when the excellent work of our frontline personnel is recognised nationally.”

The Trust was the first in the UK to successful deliver a stroke patient from his home to hospital in 10 minutes.

He added: “They face challenging and often dangerous situations on a daily basis providing emergency healthcare to the people of Exmouth and the surrounding area.”

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