Top Award for Dundee Ambulance Service Director

 Saturday 17 June 2017

Lewis Campbell, Regional Director for the Scottish Ambulance Service East Region, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.

Based in Dundee and living in Dunfermline, Lewis has been with the Scottish Ambulance Service for 34 years, beginning his career with the accident and emergency fleet in Fife before progressing to management.

He had a key role keeping people safe at the annual T in the Park festival in its early years and established the very first community first responder scheme at RAF Leuchars in 2001.

Lewis is responsible for the delivery of accident and emergency and patient transport services throughout the east of Scotland.

In recent years, Lewis has led on the national review of workforce planning to help provide greater support for ambulance service staff shift planning. He has also been working closely with health board partners to progress the integration of health and social care services.

Lewis said, “It is a great honour to receive the Queen’s Ambulance Medal for doing a job that I care passionately about. It’s important to recognise that I am supported in my role by an incredibly hard working and dedicated team as we strive to further improve patient-centred care across east central Scotland and beyond.”

Pauline Howie, Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive, said, "I am delighted that Lewis’s commitment and dedication to patient care throughout his ambulance service career has been recognised in this year’s honours. He always leads by example and has played a significant role in the development of new initiatives and innovations that have benefitted patients and staff."