November 18, 2008
photos: Burnham-On-Sea ambulance staff praised for long service
members of staff at Burnham-On-Sea ambulance station have been
presented with long service awards this week after several decades
of hard work.
Western Ambulance Service's chairman Heather Strawbridge handed
over the awards to Martin Robinson, Noel Young and Julie Williams
during a special ceremony in Illminster.
qualify for the accolades, employees must have given at least
20 years' service. During the ceremony, several patients were
also able to relay their own personal experiences of the invaluable
treatment they have received.
chief executive Ken Wenman, said: "There are so many crews
who work above and beyond the call of duty in our ongoing quest
to save lives. I am proud to work with such a group of dedicated
and committed people, who often face difficult, challenging and
harrowing situations whilst caring for patients."
Williams, pictured right, is a Control Assistant based at Taunton
who lives in Burnham and has been with the service for almost
is married with two daughters her brother is a paramedic
and her father used to be an ambulance officer. She says her most
memorable moment was being one of the first female control officers
in the control room when it was based in Taunton.
Robinson (pictured at the top of this page) is a Clinical Support
Officer based at Burnham-On-Sea who works in the town and lives
in Wedmore. He has been with the service for 21 years.
Young, pictured below, is a paramedic living and working in Burnham.
He has been with the service for 22 years.
chief executive Ken Wenman added: "All the awards, without
exception, are extremely well deserved and I would like to express
my thanks, gratitude and appreciation to all those who make our
service so successful. Thank you and well done."