The shortlisted nominees for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced today.
The Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, being held virtually this year, on Friday 3rd December 2021.
The Independent Judging Panel including trauma specialist Professor Karim Brohi, Debra Alcock-Tyler, CEO the Directory of Social Change, and Steve Irving, Executive Officer of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, met and considered all entries made across the ten award categories. After lengthy deliberation and discussion, the panel was pleased to shortlist the following (shown in no particular order):
Campaign of the Year
Charity Team of the Year
Charity Volunteer of the Year
Critical Care Practitioner of the Year
Doctor of the Year
Innovation of the Year
Pilot of the Year
Special Incident of the Year
Young Person of the Year
The judging panel agreed the award nominations were of an exceptionally high standard and they were faced with some very difficult decisions when deciding on the shortlist.
Simmy Akhtar, CEO of Air Ambulances UK, said:
“The professionalism, excellence and dedication of all those who work within the air ambulance community is extraordinary. We are incredibly proud that these Awards recognise their vital contribution to providing advanced pre-hospital critical care to people who suddenly become critically injured or ill, saving lives and improving patient outcomes every day across the UK.
“I would like to thank everyone who made a nomination for the Awards this year. Each nomination was hugely inspiring and a great testament to the incredible lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities. Our judging panel had to make some very difficult decisions and we look forward to announcing the winners at our ceremony next month.”