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Dedication and hard work of Welsh Ambulance Service staff to be celebrated at annual awards ceremony

The dedication and hard work of ambulance staff across the region is to be celebrated an an annual awards ceremony – with the public invited to put their nominations forward.

Each year the Welsh Ambulance Service hosts the ceremony to recognise colleagues with long service and celebrate the fantastic achievements of our staff.

Along with the traditional long service awards, there are category awards including for Team of the Year, Personal Excellence, Inspiring Others and Innovation.

Anyone can nominate, including staff, volunteers, partners and the public.

Chief Executive (Interim) Patsy Roseblade said: “Our staff and volunteers are the lifeblood of this organisation, so it’s really important that we celebrate their contributions.

“Often, our staff don’t realise that what they do is special; they see it as part of their daily job, so the Staff Awards are an opportunity to pause and reflect on their achievements and to say a big thank you.

“We heard some incredible stories of dedication, commitment and courage at last year’s ceremony, and I already know that this year’s event will be another amazing showcase.

“I’m so inspired by the excellent service we provide across all aspects of our work and throughout the whole organisation, and I look forward to seeing this reflected in the submissions.”

Visit the Awards and Recognition page of the Trust’s website for more information about how to nominate.

If you are a patient, the People’s Choice Award is your opportunity to say a special thank you to the individual or team who helped you.

This year, the Trust has also introduced a Public Recognition Award to recognise members of the public who have gone above and beyond to help a patient or patients in the community.

Ensure your entries are in before the closing date, which is 29 June, 2018.

You can also influence the winners by casting a vote online – with the winners being announced at a ceremony at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall in October.

There will also be opportunities to sponsor this year’s ceremony, and more information about the sponsorship packages available will be published soon.

To express an interest in sponsorship, please email Rachel.Watling@wales.nhs.uk.

You can keep up to date of all things Staff Awards by following us on Facebook (Welsh Ambulance Service) and liking us on Twitter (@WelshAmbulance) using the hashtag #WASTAwards18

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