Scottish Ambulance Service Celebrates Being Shortlisted for Air Ambulance of the Year Awards

 Tuesday 25 October 2016

Nominations for both ‘Doctor of the Year’ and ‘Special Incident of the Year’ awards

The Scottish Ambulance Service is celebrating being shortlisted for two Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence this year, with nominations in both ‘Doctor of the Year’ and ‘Special Incident of the Year’ categories.

The awards celebrate the exceptional people providing assistance and saving and improving lives within the air ambulance community in the UK.

The Service has been nominated in two categories: ‘Doctor of the Year Award’ for Dr David Stoddart who saved the life of a young road traffic incident patient who was in cardiac arrest and ‘Special Incident of the Year’ for the SCOTSTAR Team whose co-ordinated actions led to the survival of a patient in hypothermic cardiac arrest.

Daren Mochrie, Director of Service Delivery for the Scottish Ambulance Service said, “We are extremely proud to be shortlisted in two categories for the Air Ambulance Awards as it is fantastic recognition of the work we do. Both nominations demonstrate the considerable clinical skills that our team members have which have been used, both on and off duty, to save lives”.

Winners will be announced on 14th November at a special awards ceremony.