The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, attended this annual event at Leeds Castle where he had the opportunity to meet some of the many dedicated staff that had worked tirelessly for this incredibly important Service. He presented The Queen’s Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct and also presented staff with Long Service Awards for a minimum record of 20 years service with some achieving an amazing 40 years’ service.
Richard Oldfield said: “Whenever we see an ambulance with blue lights flashing we feel a mixture of emotions, anxiety for the person caught up in a medical emergency, and also reassurance that they are getting excellent care. I am delighted to be able to present staff from SECAmb with the Queen’s Medal for long service and good conduct, working in the ambulance service frontline. At some point any one of us may need an ambulance crew, so it is absolutely right that their dedication and professionalism can be recognised in this way.”