John Alexander, Head of Service for the Scottish Ambulance Service South East Division, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour’s List.
John has been with the Scottish Ambulance Service for 31 years, working as an Ambulance Paramedic and Team Leader and has been the principle lead Tactical and Strategic
Operational Manager responsible for planning the ambulance, medical and first aid provision at the many events. This has included Royal Week, the Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, the rugby international matches, football games and the Papal Visit amongst others.
Pauline Howie, CEO of the Scottish Ambulance Service said,
“John is the type of person who just gets on with it without any fuss, yet the success of Edinburgh’s events are well documented and there will be countless patients who have been cared for and lives saved at these events because of John’s exemplary and distinguished service and exceptional devotion to duty. On behalf of all of our staff and Board, I would like to congratulate John on being recognised in this year’s honours”.