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Long service and achievements celebrated at annual awards ceremony

09 March 2019

Awards groupSouth East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff, volunteers and members of the public have gathered to celebrate long service and achievements.

The awards evening, the second of three being held across the Trust’s region, took place on Thursday 07 March at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham, Surrey.

Chief Executive Commendations were presented across a range of categories including Clinical Excellence and Exceeding Expectations while staff were recognised for 20, 30 and even 40 years’ service.

Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, Charles Fowler, attended as the Queen’s representative to present Queen’s Long Service and Good Conduct medals to frontline A&E staff, while volunteer Community First Responders were thanked and recognised for 10 years’ service.

Awards starAmong those awarded Chief Executive Commendations was paramedic Jennifer Hughes-Golding who, while still a student paramedic, and working on a non-emergency patient transport vehicle, was flagged down by a police officer to assist a traumatic cardiac arrest in Crawley, West Sussex.

Community First Responder, Marc Harrold, picked up a commendation for his voluntary efforts in leading Horsham Community First Responders as well as a 10 year service award alongside his partner Hilary Humphrey.

There was a public commendation for Surrey Police PC Mikko Ball and delivery driver Alin Nicola for their quick actions in providing CPR to save the life of Reigate man, Francis Fernandes in July 2018.

The Employee of the Year award went to the Trust’s Assistant Company Secretary Isobel Allen while the Team of the Year trophy this year was awarded to SECAmb’s Wellbeing Hub Team – a team launched in January 2018 to bring together a range of previously separate staff support services under one umbrella.

SECAmb Chief Executive Daren Mochrie said: “With a total of some 850 years’ service recognised alongside some amazing individual and team achievements, I was very proud to celebrate with staff, volunteers and members of the public.

“Our public commendation was the perfect example of how it takes a team to save a life. The work we celebrated was, of course, just a small number of examples of the fantastic care which is delivered day-in, day-out, across our region. Well done to everyone.

“I would also like to thank the family, friends and loved ones of staff who dedicate their careers and lives to helping others. Working for the ambulance service is a rewarding but also often challenging career.”

Details of every award winner can be found below.

Chief Executive Commendations

Exceeding Expectations: Tangmere-based Jennifer Hughes-Golding, who, while still a student paramedic, and working on a non-emergency patient transport vehicle, was flagged down by a police officer to assist a traumatic cardiac arrest in Crawley, West Sussex.

Community/Voluntary: Marc Harrold, Horsham CFR team leader, for the dedication shown to his team of volunteers alongside the setting up of Heart Start classes for public to learn CPR.

Clinical Excellence and Quality Improvement: Worthing paramedic, Jamie Webb, for his efforts as part of a team who responded to an imminent birth emergency. (Jamie’s colleagues will be picking up their award at the Trust’s final awards ceremony in Sussex next week).

Clinical Excellence and Quality Improvement: Crawley Paramedic Practitioner, Dan Creton, whose dedication and commitment to a new Paramedic Practitioner pilot in West Sussex has led to positive outcomes for both patients and staff.

Clinical Excellence and Quality Improvement: A large group of Chertsey-based staff who responded so well to a major incident in Woking November last year when a number of children were injured falling from an inflatable slide at a fair being held at Working Park.

Public Commendation: Surrey Police PC Mikko Ball and Mr Alin Nicola for their quick actions in providing CPR to help save the life of Francis Fernandes, who collapsed in cardiac arrest in Reigate town centre in July last year.

Employee of the Year: Assistant Company Secretary, Isobel Allen, who was nominated for personifying the Trust’s values and regularly demonstrating them in her day-to-day work.

Team of the Year: The Trust’s Crawley HQ-based Wellbeing Hub Team – The Wellbeing Hub has had recorded approximately 2,500 interactions with staff since its launch in January 2018. The hub brings together a range of previously separate staff support services under one umbrella.

Queen’s Ambulance Service medals for Long Service & Good conduct (20 years) were presented to:

Brian McArthur, Worthing

David Craddock, Chichester

David Deville, Epsom

Denise Downham, Staines

James Hacker, Worthing

Jamie Webb, Worthing

John Vivian, Farnborough

Katherine Crabb, Chichester

Kevin Cover, Redhill

Paul Biddlecombe, Guildford

Paul Stewart, Redhill

Robert Margaillan, Godlaming

Sarah Jones, Staines

Warwick Avery, Banstead

20 years NHS Long Service medals

Matthew England, Worthing

30 years NHS Long Service Award:

Darin Ringshall, Tangmere

Nicholas Baird, Brighton

Mark Bailey, Crawley

Sally Laven, Chertsey

Thomas Whiteside, Redhill

Tina Shambrook, Tongham

Tony Davies, Crawley

40 years NHS Long Service Award:

Anthony Bridges, Worthing

James Eaton, Redhill

Phil Hamerton, Crawley

Volunteer’s 10 years Long Service Award

Andrew Clark, Horsham

Pauline Flores-Moore, Southwater

Marc Harrold, Horsham

Hilary Humphrey, Horsham

Suzanne Martindale, West Wittering

Angela Small, Southwater

Simon Ramm, Woking

Andrew Latham, Crawley

Catherine Sigournay, Steyning

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