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Date: 28 November 2023
The IOW NHS Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) team received national recognition in September for outstanding service and exceptional support services for their work during the pandemic.
The award was presented by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) at the Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF).
During the pandemic the small team of three tutors, Helena Ball, Duncan Walker, and Sally Neuman were redeployed to carry out over 600 mask fit tests for IW NHS Trust staff.
They also delivered teaching to assist the implementation of mutual aid, provided first aid courses to key workers, cleaned ambulance vehicles, delivered resus training, as well as ensuring that hundreds of community public access defibrillators were emergency ready. All of this was supported by the team administrator, Linda Richter.
Louise Walker, Ambulance Education, Training & Engagement Lead said “This award is so well deserved. The team, like many of our colleagues, worked above and beyond to assist our Ambulance Service during the pandemic.
“They carried out tasks that fell outside their normal duties with professionalism and thoroughness, as well as continuous positivity. I am immensely proud to lead such a fantastic team”.
Dr Nikki Turner, Acting Chief Executive said “The team were creative and innovative, going above and beyond to ensure the Trust was fully supported. It is fantastic that they have been recognised and celebrated for all their efforts during the pandemic as well as in their continued roles now, they really deserve it”.