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Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues in west Wales recognised for long service


THE Welsh Ambulance Service celebrated long-serving staff at an awards ceremony in west Wales yesterday (Thursday 20 June 2024).

Colleagues with 20, 30 and 40 years of service were presented with medals at the Cliff Hotel and Spa in Cardigan in an event to recognise their length of service.

Colleagues with 20 years in the Emergency Medical Service were also presented with a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal by the Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed, Meurig Raymond CBE.

Among the colleagues at yesterday’s event were paramedics, emergency medical technicians, call handlers, allocators and corporate colleagues from across mid and west Wales.

Chief Executive Jason Killens said: “Often, when people are at their lowest ebb, frightened, injured, vulnerable, sick, we are the people to whom they turn, so working for the ambulance service is not just any job – it’s a job that makes a real difference.

“It’s mindboggling to think that all the Long Service Awards we presented yesterday amount to almost 500 years of service.

“I want to extend a huge congratulations to all of our recipients.

“I am extremely proud of all of their achievements.”

Almost 300 colleagues across the Trust are receiving a Long Service Award this year.

Chair Colin Dennis added: “When the Long Service Awards were first created, it was the realisation of a long-held ambition to recognise and celebrate the dedication and commitment of our people, in an event fitting of the occasion.

“It’s a chance to reflect on the contributions made by colleagues right across Wales.

“And the reason the Welsh Ambulance Service is what it is rests with its people – those who work tirelessly, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to serve the people of Wales.

“A huge and heartfelt congratulations to all of our recipients and a sincere thanks for your contributions to the Welsh Ambulance Service.”