Ambulance workers honoured for long service

The ambulance workers from South Yorkshire who picked up awards for long service and retirement.
The ambulance workers from South Yorkshire who picked up awards for long service and retirement.
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A GROUP of dedicated ambulance workers from across South Yorkshire were celebrated at a long-service ceremony recognising their efforts over their careers.

The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody presented awards to 17 Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust staff members in honour of their care and dedication. They joined other ambulance workers from across the region for the event at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium.

Michael Lee, from Walkey, picked up an honour for more than 30 years’ service with the ambulance service in Sheffield.

The 55-year-old dad-of-two who is based in Middlewood said there had been many high and low points over his 30-year career – with incidents involving children always very hard to take.

“There have been youngsters who have been seriously injured or who are seriously ill and some have died.

It is so sad and it always affects you. But at the same time, my job has seen me deliver plenty of babies into the world which is great!

I went to one once and I recognised the woman who would have been the grandma of the new baby – it turned out I’d delivered the mum 17 years before!”