South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb)
staff and volunteers celebrated long service and special
achievements at the second of the Trust’s annual awards
The ceremony, for the west of SECAmb’s region, was held on
Thursday 10 March at Woodlands Park Hotel, near Cobham, Surrey.
The event saw attendees recognised for long service and also
receive Chief Executive Commendations across a range of categories
including clinical excellence, patient care and for actions above
and beyond the call of duty.
Volunteers were recognised for their long service with volunteer
car drivers Shelia Strachan from Chichester and Jean Briant from
Brighton picking up awards for 30 and 10 years’ service
The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, attended
as the Queen’s representative to present Queen’s Medals for 20
years’ Long Service and Good Conduct to those in a frontline
A&E role, while staff also picked up awards for 20, 30 and 40
years’ NHS service.
Commendations included Emergency Care Support Worker Dave
Wakeford from Tongham, Surrey, being recognised for going above and
beyond the call of duty when he prevented a police officer from
being seriously harmed when a patient attempted to stab him.
Meanwhile the team of Ambulance Technician Robin Page, Paramedic
Andy Tyler, both from Burgess Hill and Critical Care Paramedic Paul
Winsor, from Brighton, were honoured for their clinical excellence
and crucial early interventions in saving the life of an Australian
man who suffered a serious head injury on a night out in Brighton
Trust Employee of the Year went to Paramedic and Clinical
Operations Manager for Chertsey, Steve Haire. Steve, who received
more nominations than anyone else, was recognised for his continual
support to staff and his leadership and management style.
SECAmb Team of the Year was awarded to all staff involved in
responding to the devastating Shoreham Airshow tragedy while the
Trust’s soon to step down lead chaplain, Francis Pole, also picked
up a special award for his 12-year dedication to the service.
Further details of all award winners on the night can be found
below. For further information on each award please see the
awards booklet.Chief Executive Commendations
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty – Emergency Care Support
Worker Dave Wakeford from Tongham, Surrey, was recognised for going
above and beyond the call of duty when he prevented a police
officer from being seriously harmed when a patient attempted to
Clinical Excellence – Emergency Medical Advisor, Rebecca
Rothwell, Banstead, Dispatch Team Leader, Becky Sidey, Banstead,
Paramedic Kerry Fisk, Guildford, Paramedic Practitioner, Roger
Haire, Haslemere, Paramedic Victoria Milburn, Brighton, and
Critical Care Paramedic, Scott Hardy, Chertsey – For their actions
in ensuring the life of a 16-year-old boy was saved after he fell
under a train at Guildford Railway Station.
Clinical Excellence – Ambulance Technicians Vic Terry and Mike
Cowell, Dartford, Paramedic Clinical Supervisor Matt McAllister,
Coxheath, Paramedic Mark Gregson, Dartford, Paramedic Max
Caulfield, Thameside – for their teamwork and clinical skill in
responding to a woman who was 28 weeks pregnant, carrying twins and
in the final stage of labour.
Clinical Excellence – Ambulance Technician Robin Page, Paramedic
Andy Tyler, Burgess Hill and Critical Care Paramedic Paul Winsor,
Brighton – for their clinical excellence and crucial early
interventions in saving the life of an Australian man who suffered
a serious head injury on a night out in Brighton last year.
Clinical Excellence – Paramedic and Clinical Team Leader Carl
Walton, Paramedic Tim Clark, Associate Practitioner Gemma Bradley,
Emergency Care Support Worker Mark Dawson and Critical Care
Paramedic Mark Stobbart, Hove for their efforts which ensured the
best possible outcome for an emergency involving a pregnant woman
in cardiac arrest.
Clinical Excellence – Paramedic Practitioner Daniel Dodd,
Leatherhead, Surrey and Critical Care Paramedic Tom Strivens,
Hastings, East Sussex (who picked up his award at the Trust’s east
awards ceremony) for their efforts in developing the Trust’s sepsis
Code Yellow Pathway.
Outstanding Patient Care – Ambulance Care Assistant Steve
Medhurst, Eastbourne – for his efforts in looking after an elderly
couple who were struggling to stay in their own home.
Outstanding Patient Care – Ambulance Care Assistant, Ricardo
Martins, Chertsey – for his quick thinking and actions to save the
life of one of his passengers.
Employee of the Year – Paramedic and Clinical Operations Manager
for Chertsey, Steve Haire – for his continual support to staff and
his leadership and management style.
Team of the Year – all staff involved in responding to the
devastating Shoreham Airshow tragedy.
Queen’s Ambulance Service medals for 20 years’ Long Service
& Good conduct in a front line A&E role were presented
Susan Barnett, Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Clarke, Pulborough, West Sussex
Julian Cotton, Brighton, East Sussex
Andrew Hartley, Banstead, Surrey
Rose Jenkins, Hove, East Sussex
George Poole, Heathfield, East Sussex
Verity Snook, Tongham, Surrey
20 years NHS Long Service medals (for staff not eligible to
receive Queen’s Medal)
Sue Lavender, Banstead, Surrey
Jane Herrington, Lewes, East Sussex
30 years NHS Long Service medals
Richard Greasley, Banstead, Surrey
Nigel Langley, Hailsham, East Sussex
Ray Pate, Shoreham, West Sussex
Stuart Martindale, Shoreham, West Sussex
Bernard Robinson, Worthing, West Sussex
Ron McAra, Newhaven, East Sussex
Clive Burvill, Chichester, West Sussex
Lorna Stuart, Chichester, West Sussex
Owen Clarke, Pulborough, West Sussex
Ricky Powell, Staines, Surrey
40 years NHS Long Service medals
Andrew Locke, Chertsey, Surrey
Volunteer Car Drivers’ Long Service
Jean Briant, Brighton, East Sussex (10 years)
Sheila Strachan, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex (30