Honours for Ambulance Saff

 Friday 4 January 2013

This year’s New Year Honours list recognised the work and commitment of four members of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

• Gary Hardacre, Head of Risk and Resilience, was awarded the Queen's Ambulance Service Medal (QAM) for services to major incident planning and management, including serving as strategic manager in the National Command and Co-ordination Centre during terrorist incidents, extreme weather and pandemic flu.

• Derek Louttit, Clinical Lead, was awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Scottish Ambulance Service and the community in the West of Scotland.

• John Pritchard, Paramedic, was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Scottish Ambulance Service and BASICS, Scotland.

• Bryan Finlay, Community Resuscitation Development Officer, was awarded the Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to Healthcare and the community in Lothian and Borders.

Two SAS Community First Responders were also honoured. MBEs were awarded to Robert Cooper, for his work with the Community First Responder Scheme in Penicuik and to Jessie Colquhoun, retired community nurse in Kilchoan for services to healthcare in Ardamurchan.