Melrose Ambulance Teams Win Top Health Awards

 Friday 3 November 2017

Melrose ambulance station and the specialist paramedic team from Melrose have been recognised at the annual Scottish Health Awards. The station won the Top Team Award and the specialist paramedic team won the Integrated Care for Older People Award.

The Top Team Award recognises a group of health professionals who work effectively together to deliver the highest possible level of care for people in Scotland. The Integrated Care for Older People Award is for an individual, group or team who provide vital co-ordinated healthcare and support to enable older people to live safely at home and be as independent as possible.

Lewis Campbell, Scottish Ambulance Service East Regional Director, said, “It is fantastic to see both the specialist paramedic team from Melrose and Melrose station itself being recognised for the work they do to keep people safe and deliver a high level of patient-centred care throughout the Scottish Borders.”

Pauline Howie, Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive said, "I am delighted to see a broad cross section of the Service recognised at the Scottish Health Awards this year. The delivery of high quality clinical care by our staff and volunteers is right at the heart of what we do. The fact that we are saving more lives than ever before, treating more patients at home where they want to be cared for, and improving staff experience, in the context of rising demand and patient expectations, is testament to the care, compassion and dedication of all our staff and volunteers.”

The Scottish Ambulance Service was nominated in four categories and won in all of them at the ceremony in Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange last night (Thursday 02 November).