On the event of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday, 5 members of the Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief have been awarded Honours in recognition of their excellent service. Deborah Goldsmith and Grayham McLean have obtained a Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM), Louise Poley and Gerallt Davies turned Members of the British Empire (MBE) whereas Glyn Thomas was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

The Queen’s Birthday Honours is the second time these awards are awarded within the yr after the New Yr Honours. Every nomination is examined by the Honours Committee whose members analysis and vet nominations for nationwide awards, together with knighthoods and the Order of the British Empire. The honours are offered by the monarch or a viceregal consultant.

Deborah Goldsmith – Assistant EMS Controller, QAM

Deborah has been devoting herself to the service for an exceptionally lengthy time period. She has in depth data of the job in addition to the MPDS protocol. She ensures that each name she takes has the right precedence whereas additionally delivering excellent customer support.

Deborah has impressed not solely myself however numerous others to be higher representatives of the Welsh Ambulance Service. All the time perceived as a mothering determine to the members of employees, she has obtained unanimous assist from all her colleagues to obtain this award.

She is the first-ever member of the Scientific Contact Centre to obtain a QAM.

Grayham McLean – Unscheduled Care Lead, QAM

Grayham is in his thirtieth yr of distinguished service throughout the Ambulance Service, beginning as Affected person Care Operative and making his method as much as Unscheduled Care Lead. Grayham was one of many first chosen to participate within the inaugural Paramedic Pre Hospital Care BSc Hons. Diploma at Swansea College in 1998 to 2002 which paved the way in which for tutorial paramedic training in Wales.

Grayham was instrumental within the evolution of PERU, our Pre-Hospital Emergency Analysis Unit, which has grown to be a serious contributor to worldwide analysis. He led WAST’s Equality and Range agenda, influencing agendas corresponding to our Values, Behaviours and Beliefs and LGBT boards. Grayham’s exemplary service has additionally seen him lead the introduction of the Belief’s Scientific Response Mannequin which has obtained worldwide recognition.

Louise Poley – Psychological Well being Lead, MBE     

Louise has given her skilled life to nursing susceptible folks as a advisor nurse for Substance Misuse and the College Hospital of Wales. She led a multi-agency challenge to supply companies to substance misusers inside their very own setting to make sure they obtain skilled and well timed care throughout the well being system.

The achievements of her work have improved the dietary standing of the homeless inhabitants, decreased the danger of cognitive impairment and minimised the impression on native hospitals.

Gerallt Davies – Ambulance Paramedic, MBE

Gerallt has been a devoted paramedic for almost 40 years, starting as a primary aider and ambulance crew member at native occasions. He went on to guide the Pontarddulais Division for nearly twenty years remodeling the Division by growing its membership to 150 members.

In 2014, in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, he helped to determine the Swansea Assist Level – offering care to these in want in Swansea metropolis centre. This service, which Gerallt nonetheless manages, has handled over 3,500 folks and has confirmed to keep away from a whole bunch of hospital admissions. It’s considered because the ‘gold customary’ for one of these service and has received acclaim from throughout the UK.

Glyn Thomas – Head of Scientific Operations, BEM

Glyn has demonstrated his dedication to advancing pre-hospital care since he began his profession with the Ambulance Service in 1974 and was one of many first certified paramedics in Wales. Glyn has been instrumental in advancing the care offered by ambulance employees within the ever-changing emergency pre-hospital setting.

He was accountable for the event and supply of latest remedy protocols for sufferers with coronary heart assaults and requiring resuscitation by way of the North Wales Steering group. For the previous three years, he has additionally focussed on figuring out callers to the Ambulance Service who’ve unmet wants. A lot revered and admired by many for his dedication to the service, he has impressed many others all through the years to embark on a rewarding profession within the Welsh Ambulance Service.



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