Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open 8 Jun, 18, Source: The Association of Air Ambulances

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  These prestigious and independent awards, honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers who provide outstanding services and support for air ambulance organisations nationally.

Nominations are welcome throughout the air ambulance community and are not limited to just those who provide the services, but all who are involved in providing the prehospital emergency care services you see across the UK. Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Chair of the independent judging panel, sai

“Year on year, we see many outstanding entries from all areas of the air ambulance community. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all organisations included within the air ambulance sector to nominate their peers and recognise colleagues for the incredible work undertaken throughout the year.”

“We have deliberately made the Awards both straightforward and free to enter in order to encourage all organisations to nominate their star individuals or teams.”

The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence are in their sixth year, and have become a prestigious event for the pre-hospital care sector.  Last year saw over 350 people watch Sophie Long of BBC News and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding hand 12 Awards to some outstanding individuals and teams.

Nominations are now open to recognise and support the most inspirational people providing them with the recognition they deserve.  The Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and presented at a gala dinner which will take place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London, on 12 November.  Last year’s winners included pilots, paramedics, doctors, fundraisers, aircraft dispatch staff and volunteers.

Chair of the Association of Air Ambulances, Paula Martin, said:

“The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gives everyone associated with the air ambulance community the opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who go well beyond their remit to the benefit of the patient on a day to day basis.  Air ambulances would not exist without the incredible dedication of these individuals and teams, with the Awards providing the perfect opportunity to exemplify their successes.“

Nominations are now sought for the following categories:

  • Outstanding Young Person Award
  • Charity Staff Member of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Pilot of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year
  • Charity Volunteer of the Year
  • Special Incident Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Air Ambulance Dispatcher of the Year

The closing date for nominations is 1 September 2018.  The winners will be announced at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gala dinner to be held on 12 November.

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