First stork badge awarded in EOC

Congratulations to senior call handler Kerry Summers who is the first recipient of the Trust’s stork badge.

Kerry, who has worked at Bedford EOC for six years, successfully assisted with the arrival of a baby in Luton on 3rd December.

She gave instructions over the phone and the baby was born nine minutes after the 999 call was made and before the arrival of a rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew.

The stork badge will be awarded to call handlers who have assisted with the birth of a baby and who have been compliant in delivering pre-arrival advice.

It is one of three new pin badges designed by the Trust to recognise the vital work and excellence of EOC colleagues.

The platinum award will be awarded to staff who have achieved 300 high compliance audits.

Discharged alive badges will be awarded to call handlers, dispatchers and DTLs who have played their part in a cardiac arrest patient’s chain of survival. They will receive a badge for their 1st, 5th and 25th patient. Call handlers will receive the badge as long as no critical errors have been made with the pre-arrival advice.

If you have any questions regarding the awards, please email


Published 14th December, 2017

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