EEAST award ceremony celebrates amazing staff

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The music has long since died down and the tables, chairs and buffet all cleared away – but the fantastic memories of the latest Trust awards are still very much alive 24 hours later.

A remarkable number of our fantastic staff and volunteers were honoured in this year’s long service, graduation and celebration ceremony held at Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, yesterday (6th October). 

Hundreds of people from the region’s six counties got together to celebrate remarkable careers and outstanding contributions which have a very real impact on patient care. Special guests also included patients who had survived life-threatening incidents, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Jane Lewin-Smith, and emergency service and NHS colleagues.

Chief Executive, Robert Morton opened by saying that "together we strive for excellence in patient care and clinical practice, professionalism in customer service”, adding: “Irrespective of the category of celebration, they should be equally proud of themselves as we all are of them.”

Robert, paid tribute to staff, volunteers and their families: “We are extremely proud of you and what you do for your community every day. I thank you sincerely for everything you do, despite the challenges we face every day.”

“Thank you to everyone who made nominations for CEO commendations and special awards; the quality made the judging by our directors very difficult, and my congratulations go to all those shortlisted for those awards. It was a night to remember, celebrating some truly inspirational individuals and teams who make such a lot of difference to people.”

Get a little insight into the evening, and the award winners and nominees that joined us for the celebrations, by downloading our commemorative programme (for a printable version please click here). 

We’d like to thank everyone who was able to make the ceremony from far and wide. Sadly, some colleagues were not able to attend – separate arrangements will be made as soon as possible to ensure you receive your medal/certificate/award but if you’ve got any questions please email

Finally, a special thank you from the awards organisers; the support and help from a number of colleagues, not just on the night but in the run-up, was invaluable. Thank you to Rod Taylor, Terry Moore and Rob Isherwood for their help in providing vehicles for the ceremony room - the Duchess and the Vito provided a fantastic backdrop for the event!

We do hope everyone enjoyed the celebration and whilst we take a rest from the awards, we’d love to get your feedback. You can email the address above.

Special awards:



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Health, Wellbeing & Safety Champion

Paramedic Dean Stuart


Clinical Excellence in Professional Development

Paramedic Steve Pool  


Clinical Excellence in Practice

Student Paramedic Lloyd Prior  


Distinguished Service Award

CFR Peter Blackman


Certificate of Merits

CFR David Milton 

CFR David Smith 

CFR Alison King




Commitment to Service Delivery

Quality Lead Lewis Andrews*  


Commitment to Staff Support

Emergency Operations Administrator Anna Nichols  


Excellence in Technical Practice

The Patient Safety Team     


Excellence through Values

Safeguarding Lead Simon Chase*


Excellence through Leadership

Deputy Director of Service Delivery Dave Fountain   

Beds, Herts and Cambs

The Lynne Storrie Award

Student Paramedic Matthew Green



CEO commendations:


Reason for commendation

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Computer Aided Dispatch implementation team

For the hard work and dedication in the implementation and delivery of the new CAD system


Consultant Paramedic Marcus Bailey

In recognition of the outstanding work to deliver safe and effective care to patients, and support in the delivery of educational programmes


The Workshop Team

Managing major risk


Student paramedics Ruby Wood and Tom Day

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save the lives of others


Amber Glaysher (member of public)

For the care and bravery and contribution made to save her father’s life


Paramedic Dean Stuart

For continued support  of, and outstanding efforts in, delivering the TRIM programme; and raising awareness of issues with PTSD


Martlesham cardiac arrest response

In appreciation of the outstanding contribution made to save another person’s life


UEA student paramedic, off duty staff and EAAA

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save another person’s life


HART paramedic Chris Miller and wife Abby (LAS paramedic)

In appreciation of outstanding dedication above and beyond the call of duty to save another person’s life


Critical Care Paramedic Ben Caine*

For demonstrating professionalism, high spirits and excellent organisation during a difficult and potentially dangerous job


*was not able to attend.

Published 7th October, 2016

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