Ambulance staff honoured

Ambulance staff honoured
Ambulance staff honoured

More than 200 staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust who have clocked up over 5,900 years of service between them have been honoured with long service and retirement awards.

The trust is responsible for looking after ambulance services in Scarborough and across the region.

A number of different awards were presented to 90 staff from across the region at a special event at Nostell Priory in Wakefield, while a further 136 will be presented with awards locally.

The accolades include the Queen’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, awarded to staff for 20 years’ exemplary frontline emergency service, and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service 20 years’ Long Service Award, presented to staff carrying out non-frontline duties.

In total, 48 individuals are being honoured for achieving the 30 years’ service milestone while five staff are being recognised for an incredible 40 years of service. Over 110 retirees are also being recognised for their contribution.

Chief executive David Whiting said: “I would like to congratulate and thank each recipient for their valuable years of service.

“The trust is committed to providing high quality patient care and we are only able to do so thanks to the dedication of our staff.”