An awards ceremony has been held to honour members of the public from across the West Midlands region who have gone beyond the call of duty to help save lives and support the work of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s 4,500 staff.
The event, sponsored by Cardiac Science and Ferno UK at The Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill on Wednesday 4th November recognised the efforts of Community First Responders, St John Ambulance, other emergency services and other voluntary organisations, businesses and individuals.
Addressing the audience, West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive Anthony Marsh said: “It is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate the excellent work that you all do every single day of the year. It is truly, truly outstanding. All of our staff and all of our volunteers being the best they can be will result in better patient outcomes and saving more lives.”
Presenting some of the awards Janet Bell Smith, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, said: “We all know that the financial contribution made by the NHS to the operation of the West Midlands Ambulance Service is obviously vital and enormous, but it is the extra support provided by people like those receiving awards today that gives the icing on the cake. I’d like to personally take this opportunity to thank everybody and also on behalf of the people of the West Midlands to thank you all, all the volunteers for everything you have done. You should be hugely proud of what you achieve. ”