Technology Specialist Wins Queen's Ambulance Service Medal

 Monday 13 June 2016

David Kinnaird, Head of ICT Projects for the Scottish Ambulance Service, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.

During 22 years of service with Scottish Ambulance Service David has led some of the most significant ICT projects which have transformed and enhanced patient care, winning various industry awards for innovation.

David was responsible for the delivery of the first electronic patient reporting system in the UK which improved patient safety, providing important clinical information to clinicians while en route to incidents. The initiative has also proved invaluable in collating data that continues to inform clinical research and development

David led the technical work to allow calls to be seamlessly routed between Ambulance Control Centres as well as providing dispatchers with a view of all available resources across the country. This significantly enhanced resilience across control rooms and increased the speed of appropriate ambulance dispatch.

More recently, David has developed a solution to electronically transfer patient information to other healthcare partners, maintaining continuity of patient care and improving patient safety.

Pauline Howie, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service said:
“I am delighted that David’s dedication and commitment to developing technology to improve patient care and safety has been recognised.  He is a consummate professional who is respected by colleagues for his ability to deliver large scale transformational ICT projects, on time and budget.”