Three ambulance staff have been nominated for Pride of Derby Awards for providing exceptionally reassuring and supportive care to patients in Derbyshire.
Rosie Cowburn, Paul Reed and Shaun Barsby have all been nominated for the prestigious award from Royal Derby Hospital and have been presented with certificates by Tim Slater, General Manager for Derbyshire Division.
The Pride of Derby awards celebrate the inspirational work of staff members in striving to provide greater patient care and a better staff experience.
Tim said that he was proud to have three members of staff who had made such a difference to their patients’ lives.
He said: “They ought to be very proud of themselves, but I am proud of them and the way they have represented Derbyshire.
“It supports the very principles of EMAS being seen as part of the wider healthcare community, and our staff are a key part of that.”
Paul and Shaun, paramedics based at Ashbourne, were nominated for an award for reassuring a patient on their first trip in an ambulance.
Rosie, a trainee technician based at Raynesway, was nominated by three different people for the care she provided to their families.
One of the nominations said: “Rosie helped my mum in looking after my dad who has dementia, she was very caring and extremely supportive to my mum and our family. She stayed for a long time and she was excellent in giving good advice to my mum making her feel at ease. She is a credit to her profession, and I am very grateful to her for all her help.”
Rosie was surprised to hear she had been nominated and said: “It is lovely that people have gone out of their way to praise us.”
The winners of the awards are due to be announced later this month.