A long serving member of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS staff, has been recognised as ‘Employee of the Year’ at a glittering award ceremony.
Hastings resident Peter Wright, 72, dedicated 38 years to the ambulance service. One of the unsung heroes of the NHS, Peter was recognised at the first South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) award ceremony held on February 26, in Maidstone, Kent.
Peter, 72, began working for the ambulance service in 1976 and qualified as a paramedic in 1981, he also dedicated a further 10 years to the Patient Transport Service (PTS). He was awarded the accolade of Employee of the Year having been described as always delivering a ‘first class service’ and was recognised for his friendliness, helpfulness, care and reliability.
For the latter part of his A&E service he was based at Hastings as part of the rapid response car team and he says there was never a dull moment. He said: “Over the years I have dealt with a wide variety of jobs from the traumatic to the hilarious and everything in between, including delivering five babies.”
Peter was nominated by PTS manager, Karen Dawes. She said: “I can genuinely say that it is a pleasure to work with Pete, and have him as a member of our team.