South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is delighted that its Medical Director, Dr Fionna Moore, has been named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours to receive a prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal, (QAM).

Fionna has enjoyed a distinguished and lengthy career in the ambulance service spanning more than 20 years. As one of the UK’s longest serving Emergency Medicine Consultants, she has contributed to significant changes in UK pre-hospital practice in the last 30 years. She is one of just six recipients to receive the medal in today’s announcement.

Fionna has also served as SECAmb’s chief executive and was previously medical director and chief executive at London Ambulance Service. At SECAmb she has overseen work to raise clinical standards including exemplary work on medicines governance which was subsequently hailed by the CQC as outstanding.

She is held in the very highest regard among SECAmb staff and the wider ambulance service, both nationally and internationally. She has been instrumental in the development of specialist paramedic roles in critical care and is a listed author in more than 30 academic studies.

SECAmb Chief Executive Officer Philip Astle said: “I am really pleased that Fionna’s dedication and career has been marked with her receiving such a prestigious honour. We have faced huge challenges in recent months and Fionna’s leadership and support has been vital. Her focus on patient care remains unstinting. She is happy to help any member of staff with any query at any time and as a Trust we feel very privileged and proud to have Fionna as our Medical Director.”

Fionna said: “I am humbled and delighted to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and to be receiving the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal. I will accept it with pride and will be representing each and every member of staff within the ambulance service who work tirelessly every day to serve their communities and respond to the needs of our patients.”