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West Midlands Ambulance Service wins six national awards

30th October 2008

A paramedic who helped save the life of a colleague after he lost his leg in a road accident has become one of six members of West Midlands Ambulance Service to scoop a national award.

Tom Jackson applied emergency tourniquet dressings to a motorcycle paramedic John Brown, whose left leg was severed in a collision with two cars in Pelsall, Walsall.  

John is now back walking and riding a motorbike with his artificial leg and looking forward to returning to work in the future.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was presented with six awards at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Parliament designed to recognise the outstanding actions of staff across the country.

The awards, presented by the Ambulance Service Institute, also include the title of Ambulance Service of the Year. 

West Midlands Ambulance chief executive Anthony Marsh said: "Each of the recipients of these awards deserves enormous praise for their actions. The way they conducted themselves during very difficult circumstances is of great credit to them.

"To win one award is excellent, but to scoop six, including the top award for the second year running, is exceptional."

Trust chairman Sir Graham Meldrum added: "Even though the trust has gone through major organisational changes in the last 12 months, I recognise the astonishing level of work that has gone into making it into one of the best services in the country.

"Huge congratulations must go each of the individuals that have won an award."

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