Lincolnshire staff and volunteers nominated for awards

Lincolnshire staff and volunteers nominated for awards

Two members of EMAS staff and a volunteer have been shortlisted for the Lincolnshire Health Awards for their dedication, and the outstanding care they give to patients in their communities.

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Paramedic Jamie Dwyer

Paramedic Jamie Dwyer

Jamie is a recently qualified Paramedic at Louth Ambulance Station.  Jamie has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ category after recently completing his Paramedic Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University.

Jamie’s nominated said: “His passion for his role as a paramedic has not gone unnoticed, his hardworking attitude and willingness to learn has shown he wants to give every patient he will treat in his career the very best care. He shows qualities that will enable him to progress his career and become a valued colleague.”

As well as being employed with EMAS, Jamie responds in his own time when off-duty within his community as part of Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services (LIVES).

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RAF Wittering Responder James Roper
Emergency First Responder James Roper

James’ full time role is a Police Officer with Cambridgeshire Police. Before joining Cambridgeshire Police Force, James worked for the Royal Air Force (RAF), and it was when working for the RAF that James became involved in responding for RAF Wittering Responders. As part of the scheme James responds to 999 calls across Lincolnshire in a Fast Response Vehicle. Although James no longer works for the RAF he still responds across the county, often dedicating 8 to 12 per day.

Earlier this year a patient wrote in thanking  James and other colleagues after her two year old son stopped breathing.

James' nomination said: “James is an amazing gentleman who cares about public safety and well-being, he goes above and beyond every day and his actions do not go unnoticed.”  

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Emergency Care Assistant Tony Fell

Emergency Care Assistant Tony Fell

Tony is an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) at Spalding Ambulance Station.

This September he celebrated 40 years with the service. Tony became Spalding Town’s first paramedic in 1991. Over the years he has taught hundreds of members of the public cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), setting up a Basic Life Support programme for students.

From 1997-2001 Tony worked on the Air Ambulance, attending patients who needed advanced life support. Tony has seen many changes over the years. He no longer practices in as a paramedic but works alongside colleagues as an ECA on an ambulance.

Tony’s nomination said: “Devoting his life to patient care, Tony is a highly valued colleague in south Lincolnshire, sharing stories, memories and his experience with the younger and in training staff.”

The award ceremony is being held on Tuesday 14 November at the Bentley Hotel, Lincoln.

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